Is low humidity in your home a bad thing?
Yes, during the winter months low humidity can be a big problem. Low humidity can cause you to feel uncomfortable, and can also be harmful to your health. Low humidity can aggravate and even cause a host of health issues from dry, cracked skin and/or sore throats, to aggravated allergy and asthma symptoms. Plus, many viruses thrive in low humidity, increasing the likelihood of catching colds, flu, and other respiratory ailments.
In addition to all the health issues, low humidity increases static in your air, can lead to damage to your home's furnishings such as cracks in wood furniture, separation in wood flooring, and gaps in wood molding.
The adverse effects caused by low humidity levels can be quickly and easily controlled with the addition of a humidifier to your home's heating and air conditioning systems. Properly humidified air will not only offer health benefits but it will also help you feel more comfortable at a lower temperature - allowing you to set your thermostat lower. Whole-House humidification systems are much more effective than room humidifiers, because they are installed directly in your ductwork and distribute properly humidified air throughout our home.Click here to schedule an estimate for a new humidifier today!