Winter can be a magical time of the year, glistening snowfalls, hot chocolates by the fire and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. But alongside winter’s cold weather temperatures, also come the less than desirable effects of dry air. Few aspects of winter can be as annoying as battling cold and flu season or scaly skin and nasal congestion. Dry air can wreak havoc not only on your health and appearance but on your home as well.
Ideal relative humidity for comfort and health ranges between 40-50%. However, it is not uncommon for the dry winter air to cause your indoor humidity levels to plummet to 20% or less. Low humidity levels can cause a number of problems including:
You may think that dry air is just an aspect of winter to suffer through and get used to. But balancing humidity levels year-round is easier than you think. A whole-home humidifier works in conjunction with your home’s HVAC system to circulate air that has the right amount of moisture to maintain maximum comfort and optimal health.
Contact our indoor air specialists for more information about our whole-home bypass and steam humidifiers and find out which one is right for your home.