Most people worry about too much humidity in their home, but there are several negative side effects to having low humidity levels inside your home. Here are three tips that are great for keeping humidity in your home at the perfect level without compromising your HVAC air conditioning’s performance and efficiency.
Side Effects of Dry Air
HVAC air conditioning systems are able to keep humidity levels low in a home, but when there is no moisture to control, the air becomes dry and brittle. Your HVAC system can suffer from dry air – so can your health and home:
- Cracks in wood flooring and cabinetry
- Increased static electricity
- Chapped lips
- Dry skin
- Nose bleeds
- Shedding wallpaper
- Higher chance of cold and flu infections
- Increased allergy issues and asthma attacks
Getting Control of Your Humidity
The ideal humidity level in your home should be between 35% and 50%. The best way to add moisture to your indoor air is by using a humidifier. There are several types of whole home humidifiers to choose from.
- Steam humidifiers use heat on water to create steam and distributes the moisture throughout your home.
- Bypass humidifiers pull air from heating ducts, add moisture to the air as it moves through the water panel, and recirculates the moistened air back into your home.
HVAC companies near you will have several options of humidifiers, but deciding the best one for your home should be discussed with a trusted HVAC company with a good customer service reputation, such as Edwards Heating & Air! We have the best heating and cooling contractors around.
Benefits from a Humidifier
- Lower chance of viruses or bacteria
- Reduced snoring
- Improved sleep
- Alleviates sore throats and nasal passages
- Increased moisture in the skin
- Reduced static electricity
Get the most out of your HVAC air conditioning system by finding a trusted HVAC company that has over 15 years of HVAC experience under their belts! Call Edwards Heating & Air today and schedule an HVAC service call to get your humidity levels where they should be.