Now that we're approaching winter, you'll probably experience dry skin, stuffy nose, and strange, seemingly sudden onset of cold or flu-like symptoms. All of these annoying outcomes are likely the result of the low humidity that settles on Tallahassee, Florida, in the wintertime. Low humidity brings about everything from reduced air conditioning comfort to lower indoor air quality. If you want to enjoy rather than endure the upcoming winter, conquer low humidity by installing a whole-home humidifier. Here's how you can increase your home's comfort with a humidifier.
Humidity and Comfort
Maintaining humidity comes down to science. The healthiest amount of water vapor in your air falls between 30 and 60 percent relative humidity. When humidity is at its healthiest level, your indoor air will be at its most comfortable. Low humidity not only produces dry skin and other frustrating symptoms, but it also makes the air feel colder than it actually is. This causes discomfort for you and your family and can result in wasted energy as you increase your reliance on the thermostat. You will spend more money if you do not use or set your thermostat according to the recommended energy-saving levels.
Additionally, low-humidity can make us more susceptible to colds, respiratory irritation, and worsening of skin conditions like eczema. No matter how you look at it, low humidity only causes problems and should be dealt with as soon as possible.
The solution to low humidity is a whole-home humidifier. This simple but crucial HVAC technology connects to your HVAC system and introduces water vapor to the airflow, which is then distributed throughout your home. This process provides healthy and comfortable humidity levels for everyone. Whole-home humidifiers can be configured to maintain any desired humidity level. Just remember that when summer comes around, you'll no longer need the extra humidity. After all, too much indoor humidity can be as bad as low humidity.
With a whole-home humidifier installed as part of your HVAC system, you'll feel healthier and more comfortable, and you'll spend less on heating. To get control of your humidity with a whole-home humidifier, call Air Control Heating and Cooling today at 850-391-4300.
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