Maintaining proper indoor humidity is one of the most important aspects of total home comfort, yet it’s one of the most ignored. There are many ways we can help you improve your whole house humidity, such as steam, fan-powered, and bypass whole home humidifiers which offer flexible, efficient and low-maintenance means of achieving not only complete comfort but healthy Indoor air quality. Installed directly into your central heating and cooling system, humidifiers precisely adjust moistures levels throughout your entire home, minimizing the ill effects of dry air and allowing satisfying comfort at lower temperatures. The relative humidity of cold, outdoor air drops significantly when drawn into your home and heated. Inadequate humidity raises energy costs, making you feel colder at normal temperatures, and leading to higher thermostat settings. Properly hydrated air slows the body’s natural cooling process, keeping you warmer without boosting the heat and taxing your budget. Poor in-home humidity control is a definite sign that you should be talking to your HVAC representative.
There are a number of things we consider:
- Age of the AC system (and whether it's working properly)
- AC Technology used
- AC recommended size for the house
- Thermostat control and control settings
In addition, insufficient humidity can increase the likelihood of viruses that thrive in dry air; causing colds, flu and respiratory ailments. Dry air also leaves you more susceptible to infection, and irritates allergy and asthma symptoms. Effective, reliable and economical humidification reduces risk of bloody noses, dry mouth, itchy eyes, sore throat, and cracked itchy skin. A whole-home humidifier protects against airborne allergens, keeping a healthier, cleaner and fresher home environment for you and your family season after season.
Give the professionals at Kettering Heating & Air a call to discuss the humidifying needs of your home.