The humidity levels in your home can have a huge effect on the comfort of you and your family members. A whole-house humidification system can balance the moisture levels in your home, so that you are not left with dry air and the problems that result from it.
If the air in your home lacks an adequate amount of moisture, it won’t matter how much you adjust the temperature; you’ll never be able to produce optimal levels of comfort in your living space. Additionally, the air you and your family members breathe will not be as clean and healthy as it could and should be.
Since the human body is made up of 60 percent water, when the air in your home is too dry, some of that water is evaporated and your body is left dehydrated. This can create a long list of health issues, such as:
- Dry itchy skin
- Dry/sore throat
- Respiratory problems
If you can maintain a relative humidity level of between 40-55 percent, you can eliminate the chances that you or your family members will develop any of the above-mentioned problems.
With a whole-house humidification system, you can balance out the moisture levels and prevent evaporation from occurring. This will greatly improve how comfortable you feel in your living space and will remove the health-threatening effects of dry air.
To further explain the benefits of having a whole-house humidifier in your home, consider the following:
- A temperature of 69 degrees with 35 percent relative humidity has the same level of comfort that’s felt at a temperature of 72 degrees with 19 percent relative humidity.
While the comfort is similar at the two temperatures, the air quality is better at 35 percent relative humidity. With the ability to set your thermostat back a few degrees and still maintain an adequate level of comfort, you can save money on future utility bills.
By maintaining the moisture levels in your home through a whole-house humidification system, your home will be a more comfortable and healthier place to live in. For more information on humidifiers, contact the experts at Ernst Heating & Coolingtoday. We’ll be glad to help.
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