Healthy Humidity Levels
With fall and winter fast approaching, there will be a drastic reduction in indoor humidity. And while you may welcome relief from the hot, oppressive days of summer, this drop in humidity comes with potential problems. These include Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Itchy Skin, Dry Eyes, and Nosebleeds.
By installing a whole-home humidifier, you’ll be able to maintain a constant indoor humidity level of 30% to 50%, which is both healthy for you and your home. Consider these key benefits:
- Enhanced wellness: Viruses, bacteria, mold, and other airborne pollutants thrive in excessively dry or damp conditions. Fortunately, people thrive in the sweet spot between 30%-50%.
- Energy savings: Balanced, healthy humidity levels prevent your furnace from working overtime, saving you money on future energy costs.
- Home safety: Dry air can lead to cracked wood, while damp air contributes to harmful mold growth and pests. Keep your home safe with healthy humidity levels.
Not all whole-home humidifiers are the same, and choosing an inferior model will result in unbalanced humidity. You must purchase a high-quality unit from a company such as Aprilaire. They have built a solid reputation as the premier designer of high quality, long-lasting humidification systems.
If you think you can benefit from a whole-home humidifier, contact a licensed HVAC contractor who will help you make the right choice
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