When Is a Whole-House Humidifier Necessary?

If you’ve ever complained about the effects of high levels of humidity, you may believe that low humidity is far more ideal. Too much moisture in the air can make people feel hot and sticky, even if the weather outside is otherwise temperate. And high percentages of humidity can also allow for the development of mold and other microorganisms that can cause illness and aggravate allergies and other symptoms.

But what many people don’t realize is that low humidity can be just as problematic in some ways. If there is not enough moisture in the air, the effects may be unfavorable for your home, your health, and your family’s comfort. These are some of the ways that you can tell that installing humidifiers in Cary may be beneficial.

  • You feel uncomfortably dry in the home. Low humidity can leave your skin dried out, your lips chapped, and can keep you frantically reapplying lotions and balms. It is likely to leave you with a stuffy nose or a scratchy throat since your sinuses tend to try out as well.
  • You want to protect wood furniture and floors. Low levels of moisture can actually ruin wood floors and furniture. This can also cause paint to chip and may allow drywall to crack in some extreme cases.
  • Your family members seem to recover from an illness slowly. When your mucus membranes dry out, it takes your body longer to get over a cold or flu. And even once the virus is gone, you may feel sick for days longer as you’re likely to suffer from a stuffy nose or scratchy throat.

Keep in mind that many trained technicians recommend whole-home humidifiers over individual room units because they can mitigate the problems throughout the home. An individual unit certainly won’t help to protect furniture, floors, and walls in every location of the home or help you to feel better after a cold when you move from one room to the next.

At Ideal Services Heating & Cooling, we’ll help you figure out whether a humidifier is necessary and provide professional installation, maintenance, and repairs later on.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment to discuss the benefits of humidifiers in Cary.

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