Low humidity can cause a variety of issues for North Carolina residents, ranging from mild physical discomfort to serious damage to your home. If you’ve been suffering from any of the problems associated with dry air, a whole-house humidifier could be the answer. By maintaining a relative humidity of 35-50 percent, you’ll experience a wide variety of benefits:
- Maintaining a higher humidity level reduces dehydration, chapped lips, dry skin, itchy eyes and dry nasal passages. It can also alleviate tiredness, headache, fatigue and general discomfort.
- Proper humidification not only reduces your susceptibility to colds, but also speeds up your recovery time should you catch one.
- Babies sleep better with proper humidification.
- Humidification also reduces damage to wooden objects throughout your home. Dry air can cause wooden floors, furniture and musical instruments to dry out and eventually crack.
- Static electricity is reduced by humidification. Static is responsible for clingy clothing, frizzy hair and small electrical shocks when you touch a doorknob or light switch. In severe cases, static electricity can also be damaging to computers and other sensitive electronics.
- Proper humidification makes breathing easier for asthma sufferers and for people with other respiratory issues.
- Dry air encourages dust buildup, so a whole-house humidifier can reduce the amount of dust in your home.
Portable humidifiers can reduce dry air in a single room fairly effectively, but it takes a number of them to humidify your entire house. They also operate out in the open in your living space, which you might find intrusive.
Whole-house humidification systems offer a few advantages over portable and tabletop humidifiers. For example, they are much more efficient, operating out of sight, and requiring very little maintenance after professional installation. They work with your HVAC system, and maintain an optimum humidity level throughout your house.
For more information on humidification and how it can benefit your house, contact Blanton’s Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ve been providing expert service and advice the Fayetteville area since 1951.