When you think about humidity, you probably think of the hot, sticky days of summer. But have you ever considered the humidity of your indoor air?
While too much humidity is not good for your health or your home, very dry air also causes problems. Properly controlled humidity has many benefits for your health, home, and comfort.
Why is Dry Air a Problem?
Dry indoor air can have several negative effects:
- Health problems: Dry air speeds the progression and transmission of cold and flu viruses in the air. In fact, cold and flu viruses thrive in low humidity. Dry air aggravates sore throats and can lead to bloody noses.
- Discomfort: Dry air makes you feel colder. It also causes painful static shocks and can contribute to itchy skin.
- Home damage: Moisture in the air impacts many materials, especially wood. Low humidity can cause damage to wood floors, trim and furniture.
- Higher heating bills: When you feel colder, you turn up the thermostat. Dry air also shrinks the framing around doors and windows, which lets cold air into your home from outside.
What Can You Do for your Indoor Air Quality?
While you may have a portable humidifier or two, these can’t impact the humidity level throughout your home and allow you to monitor it closely. At Green Heating & Cooling, we recommend Aprilaire Whole-House Humidifier Systems. Aprilaire whole-home humidifiers were introduced in 1954 and continue to lead the way in whole-home comfort solutions.
We can install an Aprilaire humidifier directly into your new or existing HVAC system, which distributes the humidified air throughout your entire home. You can even integrate the Aprilaire system into a thermostat, which allows you to monitor and adjust the humidity in your home in real time.
Interested in learning more about the benefits of Aprilaire? Contact us today and solve the dry air problems throughout your home.