Are you worried about your home’s humidity?
Most people don’t worry about the humidity level in their home, except for in the summer when it soars and in the winter when it’s non-existent, but humidity has a big impact on your home’s air quality! Air that is too moist or too dry can have a large impact on your family’s health and the quality of your indoor air. That is the reason your home’s humidity level is so important.
For example air that is too humid promotes growth of things like mold and dust mites, which can trigger allergies. Without the moisture the mold and dust mites are unable to grow, we suggest keeping your humidity level below 50%. This should allow you to not worry about these allergens disrupting your family’s health or causing damage to your homes furniture.
Dry air isn’t much better. When the humidity level in your home falls below 35%, the dry air can enhance the symptoms of asthma, colds and allergies. It can also cause damage to wood furniture and wood fixtures in your home. But besides all of that, dry air is just uncomfortable, causing your skin, eyes and hair to dry out.
Controlling your home’s humidity matters is because even if you have a state of the art air quality system installed in your home, too much or too little humidity could make it more difficult for indoor air cleaners and filters to get contaminants out of the air you are breathing. If you want to make sure your getting the most of our your indoor air cleaner, you need to keep your humidity levels controlled (between 30-50%). Then best thing you can do is also install a good humidification system in as well.
Could humidity help you save on utility bills?
One of the perks of controlling your homes humidity is that is may find that you can now turn down the heat and air conditioning as well! When the air is at proper humidity your house will feel more comfortable. Moist air feels warmer than dry air and vise versa dry air feels cooler then moist air. Keeping them balanced may allow you to adjust your thermostat up in the summer and push it down in the winter, saving you money with each degree! Properly humidified air also makes home heating and cooling more efficient, which will save you both money on your monthly energy bill and also wear and tear on your system. No matter how you look at it, proper humidity control is good for you and your home.