Posted: November 22, 2021 by Andy
Evidence of fall's presence is abundantly clear by way of the beautiful fall colors. But along with beauty, fall brings drier air. The cooler air can't hold as much moisture as warm air, resulting in a lower humidity level. It makes for crisp morning walks, but dry air can also take its toll on your home and your overall comfort.
That's why our experts here at Hey Neighbor Heating & Cooling recommend a humidifier for your home, especially during the cooler months. It helps maintain the necessary humidity in your Northeast Ohio home, making everything run as it should.
Several types of humidifiers are available, but essentially it comes down to either a portable unit or a whole-house humidifier.
A whole-house humidifier integrates with your furnace. The system's fan blows across the humidifier's pad, which is hooked up to your water supply, sending the moisture throughout your home via your ductwork. This type of humidifier benefits your entire home at once.
A portable humidifier is just like it sounds. It's a smaller humidifier that's portable - you can put it exactly where you want it in your living space. It benefits one area at a time.
We encourage you to speak with our humidity experts to determine which type will work best for your home.
Between 30% and 50% is the ideal humidity range for your home. If your home's humidity drops below 30%, you'll have noticeable health issues. Therefore, it's wise to monitor your home's humidity level to protect yourself and your family.
Some of the most common health issues affect your skin and respiration. A low humidity level reduces your home's indoor air quality (IAQ). Poor air quality aggravates breathing problems for those who suffer from asthma or allergies, especially children.
With an ideal home air humidity level, you'll experience fewer colds, flu, and viruses in general. Your skin will also stay hydrated, resulting in less dry, cracked skin and related issues that can occur.
Like your body, your home's contents need protection from fall's reduced humidity. For example, your furniture, especially wood, requires a certain moisture level to maintain its beauty and function.
Drier air will dry out and crack wood furniture, and your home's woodwork and trim may crack or separate from your walls, ceilings, and floors.
Low humidity can also affect your home's mechanical systems and electronics. For example, dry air can harm the lubrication in moving parts, causing them to wear out prematurely or seize up. Likewise, too little humidity promotes static electricity discharge, and just one zap can destroy an electronic device.
Along with protecting your health and your home, a humidifier adds to the overall comfort of your home. It helps you sleep better at night. Have you ever awakened with a cough, nose bleed, or dry throat? These are all symptoms of dry air. An ideal humidity level allows you a comfortable night's sleep, making your day that much better.
Maintaining your home's humidity is essential for all of these reasons, especially as we head into winter, when the air is at its driest. If you don't currently have a humidifier, or you're still experiencing any of the issues described above, call 330-262-4100 or request service online today. We'll do our best to make your home the best it can be. That's how neighbors should treat neighbors!™
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