Controlling indoor humidity is a must in every household. Too much of it can have a negative effect on your home, particularly in the form of structural damage and health problems caused by mold growth. Too little of it can be just as bad due to the presence of dry air, which can leave your skin dry and itchy.
To ensure the right levels of humidity in your living spaces, you should consider investing in a whole-home humidifier. Shackelford Heating & Cooling, one of the leading heating and air conditioning contractors in the area, shares four benefits of using one here.
1. Better health
Dry air as a result of low humidity can dry out not just your skin but also your respiratory tract, including your throat and sinuses. It can even irritate your eyes. These symptoms, fortunately, can be alleviated with the help of a whole-home humidifier, which introduces moisture into the dry air in your living spaces, raising humidity levels to healthier levels. The presence of water vapor may also help prevent the spread of viruses that cause colds and the flu.
2. Sound sleep
Since low humidity levels dry out your throat, this could trigger snoring or even make it worse, resulting in sleeping problems for some people. A whole-home humidifier helps moisten your respiratory tract, allowing for easier breathing and sounder sleep.
3. Minimal maintenance
Installing single-room humidifiers in each room of your house isn’t cost-effective. Running them all at one time will require more electricity, not to mention water refills. A whole-home humidifier can be installed by your residential heating services contractor in the ducts near your HVAC system and can be integrated into your water supply.
4. Damage-free interior elements
Wooden furniture and other decorative interior elements tend to last longer and look as good as new under optimal humidity levels. Dry air, in contrast, pulls moisture from porous materials like wood. This means chairs, tables, hardwood floors and window frames are likely to crack and split when exposed to dry air.
For high-quality residential air conditioning service needs, turn to Shackelford Heating & Cooling. We take pride in being a Carrier® Factory- Authorized Dealer, which allows us to provide top-notch HVAC products and superior workmanship. Call (608) 835-7755 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service appointment.