Humidity: The amount of water vapor in the air around you.
There are a couple of reasons why you want to keep the humidity level in your home at a certain level. Improper humidity levels can not only make you uncomfortable but can also cause problems for your health and for your home.
ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers) suggests a range of 45% – 55% humidity to manage health effects and illnesses.
Comfortable: 30% – 60%
Recommended: 45% – 55%
High: 55% – 80%
In the winter, cold air contains less water so the humidity is lower. When your heater turns on, because the humidity is low, it will pull in dry air inside your home. This can cause:
- Dry & Itchy skin
- Susceptibility to Colds & Infections
- Damage to Wood Furniture & Floors
- Static Electricity
- Paint Can Chip
- Damage to Electronics
- A Thriving Place for Germs & Viruses to Live
Thankfully, you don’t have to suffer. There are a few options you can do to help your situation. Did you know a humidifier will do wonders improving your home air quality?
Benefits from Humidifiers With The Right Levels
- Clears sinuses to help improve breathing
- Softer Glowing Skin by helping keep your skin moist
- Reduces Risk of Infections & Increases Healing Time from Infections
- Improves Sleep- humidity in the bedroom with help with snoring & dry throats. This in turn can help alleviate sore throats.
- Reduces Heating Bill
- Fewer Electric Shocks
- Helps Keep Wood Furnishings from warping
Click for more information on a Honeywell Advanced Elctrode Humidifier
Another Way to Keep Healthy
On top of making sure your air is not too dry, another way to keep your household healthy is to add an Ultraviolet Air Purifier. This is installed right on your heating & cooling system where bacteria tries to grow. Once these are installed, you don’t have to worry about adjusting it.
These systems are great for homes & families with:
- Humid & Dry Climates
- Odors caused by cooking or the resources
- Ductwork that needs frequent cleaning
- Concern for maintaining or improving energy efficiency
You can find more information about the Ultraviolet Air Purifier here: Honeywell – Ultraviolet Air Purifier with AirBRIGHTTM Odor Absorption
As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. We’d love to help you out any way we can!