When we talk about humidity, it is likely that your first reaction is to groan. Humidity is often related to the idea of discomfort, heat, and mold. But this isn’t always the case.
The truth is that balanced humidity in your home is always better than none at all. Too much or too little humidity can impact your indoor air quality in Staten Island, NY but thankfully there are solutions available. If you are curious about how we can help with your home humidity levels, you can find out more by reading on.
Humidity and Comfort
There is a difference that humidity can make when it comes to your home comfort–and a lot of it depends on what you are looking for.
For example, high humidity during a summer heatwave is going to increase your discomfort quite a bit. There is a reason why everyone says, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” In contrast, dry air during a cold spell can leave you feeling unable to warm up at all!
If the humidity level is balanced the way it needs to be though you can enjoy great comfort. Balanced humidity that is under 50% will make the heat less terrible during the summertime while the same or more will help you keep warm in the wintertime.
How A Humidifier Aids Heating
We may not be looking at running our heaters all day long just yet but those days are not far off. Once the weather takes a real dip downward and our heaters are running full throttle, the air in your home is likely to start feeling drier and less comfortable than you might like.
All too often, we hear homeowners complaining about dry skin, cracking wood furniture, and other issues caused by dry air. What’s more, dry air can make it far harder to warm up than well-balanced air might. This issue can be resolved by a whole-home humidifier.
Whole-home humidifiers add enough moisture to the air in your home to improve your comfort to an ideal level. A whole-home humidifier is installed into your ductwork and counteracts the dryness in your air, improving the heating, reducing illness, and providing other benefits.
A Note on Dehumidifiers
We know hat the summers around here can often be just as unforgiving as the winters. That is why we want to make sure you know about dehumidifiers as well. When the heat turns up outside and the humidity does as well, a dehumidifier is able to remove the excess moisture from your home to ensure you can get the comfort level you need.
Whatever indoor air quality system is that you are looking for, you can trust our team members to be the ones to get it installed. We can assess your air quality needs to ensure that you are paired with the best system to ensure your comfort during the worst weather.
Contact the team at Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more. Serving Staten Island’s Heating and A/C needs since 1955.