One of the most important factors to your home comfort is something you might not think much about once you get indoors. You turn on the air conditioner or heater as soon as you come home, so you probably do not consider many other air quality issues besides the temperature. But if you don’t have proper humidity control as well, you could be missing out.
Humidity problems can make you uncomfortable
When humidity levels are too low, it means there is not a lot of moisture in the air. When they are high, it means levels surpass what is typically seen as comfortable. Experts often say that a comfortable humidity level is between 30 and 50%. If it’s too low, you may notice dry, itchy skin. Too high and you may not be able to cool off since your body cannot evaporate sweat with all that moisture in the air. Get a whole-home dehumidifier and/or humidifier for your comfort!
Unbalanced humidity may make you sick
In addition, a lack of moisture dries out the sinuses, which may make you more susceptible to illness. It could also create conditions where viruses and bacteria could thrive. Too much moisture, on the other hand, can allow for the spread of mold, which could also make you sick. An addition to your HVAC system could help to keep you healthier.
Too much or too little moisture can damage a property
One of the reasons some homeowners have humidifiers or dehumidifiers installed is to protect the property or valuables. Low humidity can allow paint to chip or would to dry and crack, potentially damaging art and wooden instruments. High humidity may lead to moisture damage.
Whole-home models can lower your bills
Finally, when humidity levels feel out of control, you may run your air conditioning system or heater more often in an attempt to regulate the air quality. You only end up spending more on monthly costs without actually tackling the humidity problem. A whole-home humidifier or dehumidifier can help to reduce monthly costs by allowing you to get comfortable with less wasted energy.
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