Winter brings more than just cold weather—it also brings drier air to your home. While this may not sound like a big deal, low home humidity levels can cause many problems related to your health and overall comfort. Fortunately, a humidification system from the pros at RJ Heating and Air Conditioning can help. Discover below whether you need a humidifier in your home, then call us to discuss your needs.
Do You Need a Humidifier in Your Home?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, your home humidity levels should fall between 30 and 50 percent. If it drops below that, you’ll notice some signs that the air in your home is too dry.
Here’s a list to help you determine if you need a humidifier:
1. Your asthma or allergy symptoms are flaring up
If you or another family member in your home have noticed allergy or asthma symptoms getting worse as the temperatures have dropped, there’s a good chance this is a result of the low humidity levels in your home. This is because dust, pollen, and other irritants can travel easier with less moisture in the air.
2. You have dry skin and cracked lips
If your skin is noticeably drier than usual, or your lips are chapped and cracked, it could be that your home is too dry. Low humidity levels also affect the moisture levels in your skin, causing irritation and dryness.
3. You experience irritated sinuses or more frequent nosebleeds
Just as low humidity can dry out your skin, it can also affect the inside of your nose. This can lead to nosebleeds and problems with your sinuses, which are never pleasant.
4. Your house is filled with static electricity
Static electricity is a harmless yet annoying side effect of low home humidity. Some examples of static electricity include frequent “shocks” when you touch something and clingy clothing that won’t hang right on your body. This is a result of a buildup of electrons that thrive in drier environments.
5. Your wood furnishings are damaged
If you’ve noticed cracking, warping, or separation between panels of wood in your home, this is a sign of extreme dryness. Wood shrinks as it loses moisture, which is why damaged wood is a telltale sign something is amiss with your home’s humidity levels.
How to Combat Low Humidity in Your Home
Installing a whole-home humidifier from RJ Heating is a sure way to bring moisture levels back up. You’ll no longer have to suffer from the bothersome symptoms above every time winter comes around. Proper home humidity levels aren’t just important to your home air quality—they’re also necessary for your family’s health.
RJ Heating Has the Right Humidifier for You
RJ Heating has the Carrier® solutions you need. Whatever the size or age of your home, we can help you choose the correct humidifier to bring your home’s moisture back to a comfortable level. Get started by giving us a call or contacting us online. We look forward to serving you.