Do you suspect that the dry air in your home is leading to all sorts of difficulty throughout the house? Do you want to make certain that any related health or structural issues are taken care of? You have no doubt heard of or possibly used a portable humidifier at some point. They are popular items, particularly during the winter months when dry air seems to linger throughout our living spaces. But they are hardly sufficient for larger spaces, or to cover the humidification needs of an entire home or commercial work space. In today’s post, we’d like to look closely at some signs that indicate a need for humidification. Whole house humidifiers truly are the way to go.
Humidity is the amount of moisture in the air. High humidity levels can make the indoor air feel a lot hotter than the temperature indicates because our skin cannot use perspiration to cool itself. Conversely, low humidity levels can cause the indoor air to feel colder than it actually is. Low humidity can cause all sorts of trouble.
- Dry skin, nosebleeds, and sore throats. If you frequently wake up a sore throat, then it may not be related to illness at all, but rather to the low humidity levels in the home. Low humidity sucks the moisture away from the skin, causing it to become dry or chapped. It can also affect your mucus membranes and cause nosebleeds.
- Warping, splitting and cracking. Wood flooring, furniture and instruments are all susceptible to problems caused by low humidity. If you find that your flooring makes additional noise during the dry season or you see visible cracks in the walls or ceiling, then you may want to consider boosting your humidity levels.
- Static electricity. Dry air is also susceptible to increased static electricity. If you find yourself getting shocked throughout your own home, then adjusting the humidity levels is the best way to prevent this annoyance.
If you want to make a big difference in your indoor air quality, then adjusting the humidity can go a long way. We offer comprehensive humidifier services throughout the Austin, TX area.