Indoor Air QualityIs the Winter Weather Leaving Your Air Too Dry?

During the summer season, the air in our homes may be dried out by our air conditioners, as dehumidification is a fringe benefit of the air conditioning process. Your heating system is not necessarily going to actively dry out the air in your home. However, you must remember that the air outside during the heating season is going to be drier than that in the summer to begin with. Because of this, the air in your tightly sealed home may well wind up being too dry for your comfort. Using a whole-house humidifier in Everett, WA is far and away the most effective means by which to instill your air with the right amount of humidity.

Effects of Insufficient Humidity

You may think that dry air is no big deal, but it can actually negatively affect your comfort and your health in a few different ways. For starters, it can dry out your skin considerably, which can cause an uncomfortable itchiness, and may lead to cracked and bleeding hands. Not only that, but your mucous membranes may dry out as well, increasing the risk of illness, and nosebleeds and sore throats are likely to cause you inconvenience and discomfort.

Very dry air can have equally detrimental effects on your property itself, too. When wooden furniture and floorboards get too dry, they can split and crack. Wallpaper, too, may crack, and your paint may chip away from the walls. The dryness of the air can also lead to an increase in static shocks. Not only are these annoying for you, but they can also cause issues with sensitive electronic devices. With a whole-house humidifier, though, you can conveniently and effectively sustain just the right balance of humidity throughout your entire home. Such systems can run independently of your HVAC system, too, for days that are dry but otherwise comfortable.

Let G & S Heating Cooling & Electric handle your whole-house humidifier services.

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