Inside a home, you want to keep humidity levels balanced between 30 and 50 percent relative humidity. When moisture creeps outside this range, air quality suffers. Too much or too little moisture can damage your home and cause a host of health issues.
Issues with Unbalanced Moisture
Both dry air and excessively humid air can cause issues for your family and home. When air is too moist, common allergens thrive, such as dust mites, and mold and mildew can form. Inhaling mold and other allergens cause allergy symptoms and may lead to more serious respiratory problems. However, when the air becomes too dry, allergens may also dry, allowing them to circulate in the air. You may inhale more contaminants in a dry home, also increasing allergy symptoms.
Both dry and moist environments can cause cold-like symptoms. High humidity has been known to affect mood and disrupt sleep as well. Dry environments can dry out airways and nostrils, making you more susceptible to colds and illnesses because your body cannot effectively trap contaminants. Illnesses may also last longer in a dry home, causing your family to suffer longer.
Balancing Indoor Humidity
Portable humidifiers and dehumidifiers are available for use in the home, but these aren’t ideal. They can only treat specific areas, and require constant maintenance for use. Better solutions exist.
Whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers treat all the air within a home. They connect with your heating and cooling systems and work with them to treat all air indoors, adding or removing moisture when necessary. They require little maintenance, unlike portable systems which require near-daily water reservoir changes.
Climate Control offers whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers that will keep your home within the balanced humidity range year-round. Let us assess your indoor moisture issues and find the right solution to keep your home comfortable. Call us today for a consultation.