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HEALTHY, WEALTHY & WISE February 2020 Published exclusively for clients of Service First Restoration BREATHE Better Air at Home When you get home at the end of a busy day, it feels good to take a nice deep breath in anticipation of a quiet evening indoors. That is what home is supposed to be; a refuge from the hectic world outside. But when you take that nice deep breath, do you ever stop to consider the quality of the air in your home? What is “air”? Air is a mixture of gases that make up Earth’s atmosphere. The part of the atmosphere that contains the right mixture of gases to support life contains nitrogen and oxygen, as well as trace amounts of argon, carbon dioxide, helium, neon and other gases. Air also contains variable amounts of water vapor. We refer to the amount of suspend- ed water vapor as humidity. Humidity plays an important role in indoor air quality. The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Con- Christian Rovsek CEO & Founder (949) 610-9251 [email protected] ditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recommends maintaining indoor relative humidity levels between 30% and 50% for human health and comfort. Excessive humidity can create an environment where microbes can flourish and create unsanitary conditions. In addition, higher humidity can result in condensation of water on surfaces. This can hold soils and organic matter, creating a perfect incubator for mold, which can exacerbate asthma and allergies. See “BREATHE” on next page Ryan Coffelt Account Executive (949) 877-9730 [email protected] Russell Holmes Sales Executive (949) 306-0806 [email protected]