Ideal humidity levels should range from 30% to 50%. Anything beneath 30% will cause your indoor space to be too dry and anything above 50% will cause the space to be too humid.
As a homeowner, you already know that too much humidity in the home can cause serious complications such as moisture problems and potential mould growth. What you may not realize, however, is that your home actually requires the right amount of humidity during the winter months.
Here are Some Reasons Why Humidity is Important for the Home:
- Without the right amount of humidity, you and your loved ones can become physically uncomfortable with itchy skin, dry sinuses, bloody noses and cracked lips. If you or your loved ones suffer from a pre-existing condition such as asthma or bronchitis, the dry air might aggravate your symptoms.
- You have a higher risk of contracting a cold or other respiratory viruses if your home has a low humidity level. Dirty furnace filters can also result in poor air quality, because your filter is unable to properly clean the air as it passes through. Be sure to change the filters every three of four months to prevent mould and bacteria growth.
- While high humidity levels can cause condensation on windows and walls, rotten and warped wood, and chipped paint, low humidity levels can also cause problems for your home. Unfortunately, wood is not able to retain its form when humidity is too low, which is why you may notice that your flooring has separated. You may also notice the splitting of wood on your musical instruments, which can be very expensive to repair.
- Dry air can suck all of the moisture out of your skin and make your body cold. You may find yourself turning up the heat in your home, which can result in higher energy consumption and costs.
If you have noticed any of the conditions noted above, you may benefit from a steam output humidifier, which is an excellent choice for larger homes and offers greater humidity control. If you are looking for a humidifier that is easy to maintain and only requires an annual water panel charge, a whole-house humidifier may be the right option for you.
Provincial Heating & Cooling can help you select a humidifier and or dehumidifer in Winnipeg that meets your needs and budget. We understand the importance of clean and comfortable indoor air, which is why we carry a variety of systems to accommodate diverse needs. If you have any concerns, we are always available to provide guidance and answer any questions you may have.
Call us today at 204-339-4328 or fill out our online contact form for more information on our dehumidifiers and humidifiers in Winnipeg. Also check our special offers and coupons for HVAC products and services from time to time. You can schedule a free, no-obligation estimate at any time. Call Provincial Heating & Cooling Inc. a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer.