Humidity is the amount of moisture in the air. Improper humidity levels can make your home uncomfortable to live in and may cause damage to both the inside and outside of your home. The right humidity levels will help your home feel cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Turning on your forced hot air heating system in the winter removes even more moisture from the air, which can make your home dry and uncomfortable. One way to alleviate this problem is to install a whole-house humidifier, which works in unison with your HVAC system to disperse moisture throughout your home.
A whole house humidifier:
- Can help save on energy bills – you’ll feel more comfortable at a lower temperature
- Reduces dryness
- Helps eliminate static cling and electricity
During the summer, hot and hazy air can increase the amount of humidity inside your home. To improve dehumidification, make sure your home is properly ventilated and your AC system is sized correctly. Removing unwanted moisture in your home is one of the primary functions of your home’s air conditioning system. However, sometimes your air conditioning system alone may not be enough to remove the excess moisture that comes into your home. You may want to consider purchasing a dehumidifier.
The levels of relative humidity in the air can affect your home comfort, as well as the proper functioning of your heating and cooling system. Managing ideal indoor humidity should be a consideration for every homeowner, especially when it comes to tailoring your heating and cooling preferences to meet your personal home needs. Having the right level of moisture indoors will help your heating and cooling system work more efficiently for you. The addition of moisture (humidification) may be required during the winter season and the removal of moisture (dehumidification) may be required during the summer months.