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Is the Humidity in Your Home Balanced?

happy-family-outdoorsWe need to have some moisture in the air that surrounds us, right? Otherwise, we’d all be dealing with the ill effects that very dry air can have on our bodies, our health, and our properties. You can always have too much of a good thing, though, and having too much humidity in the air surrounding you in your home can lead to all sorts of problems. So how does one ensure that the humidity in his or her home is optimized? The answer is by using a whole-house humidifier and/or dehumidifier in Bolingbrook, IL.

In the following post, we’ll be looking a little more closely at the warning signs that humidity levels in your home may be less than ideal. Remember, with whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers, professionals services are required. When you are ready to schedule service, it is our IAQ technicians that you’ll want to work with for a job well done.

Is My Air too Humid?

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity that gets you. Surely you’ve heard somebody make this claim before, right? Well, there is a lot of truth to the statement. Very hot temperatures can be uncomfortable no matter what, but having high humidity levels to boot can really make things unbearable. Humid air retains heat better than dry air, and also makes it difficult for sweat to evaporate. Because this is your body’s natural cooling process, inhibiting this evaporation can leave you feeling extremely uncomfortable. The signs of high humidity levels in your home include the following.

  • Damp spots or water stains on walls or carpeting.
  • Heavy, muggy air.
  • Mildew odors.
  • The development of mold.
  • Wood rot.
  • Warped floorboards.
  • Peeling wallpaper.
  • Higher cooling costs.

Is My Air too Dry?

Okay, so very humid air is a bad thing. What about air that is very dry, though? Well, this is really no better. Very dry air can leave you feeling just as uncomfortable as very humid air, though in different ways. It can also lead to very serious property damages, and the increased frequency of static shocks could put sensitive electronics in the home at risk. You may have overly dry air if you notice the following symptoms in your home.

  • Splitting wooden floorboards.
  • Increased instances of static shock.
  • Very dry, itchy skin.
  • Frequent bloody noses.
  • Increased cases of illness, as mucous membranes dry out.
  • Trouble heating your home comfortably.

Choose a Whole-House Solution

Regardless of whether you need to draw some humidity out of your home, or you want to add humidity to the air surrounding you, a whole-house system is definitely your best bet. While portable humidifiers and dehumidifiers may have their uses, they are not as convenient, effective, or efficient for dealing with issues throughout an entire household. Schedule your humidifier or dehumidifier services with us, and we’ll help get your indoor air quality back on track. Let us help you to strike the right humidity balance in your living space.

Leave your IAQ services to the professionals here at DuAll Heating & Cooling.

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