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Reasons to Install a Humidifier for Your Air Conditioning

Air conditioning in Salt Lake City means more than just generating cool air. We all know that AC systems use refrigerant to cool the air, but the process also removes humidity from the air as well. Living in a desert community like ours, which can lead to excessively dry air, which can often be as uncomfortable as hot air. You can correct the problem if you install a humidifier for your air conditioning, which will add moisture into the air and help keep it comfortable. Here’s a brief explanation of the reasons why.

Humidity is a way of measuring the amount of moisture in the air, which in turn affects how comfortable we feel. Generally speaking, human beings are most comfortable when the relative humidity levels are between 30% and 50%. If it drops lower than that, the air feels dry and uncomfortable. Static electricity goes up, skin may become dry and cracked, and if you suffer from allergies, you might find the frequency of incidents increasing. Household furnishing may suffer as well, particularly wood and wallpaper.

And for all the good they do in the summertime, air conditioners can lower the humidity in your household, making the problem worse. When they lower the temperature of the air within the system, they cause the ambient moisture to solidify as condensation (similar to the way dew forms in the cool early hours of the morning). The condensation is usually removed from the system via a drain pan and line, but the result is excessively dry air in the household.

A humidifier installed in the system can address that, elevating moisture levels and keeping you home comfortable the way it should be. That can also result in fewer health problems like dry skin, less damage to your furnishings, and a reduced frequency of asthma and/or allergic reactions. The experts at Rentmeister Total Home Service handle all kinds of issues related to air conditioning systems in Salt Lake City, and we know the reasons to install a humidifier for you air conditioning. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation, and let us show you what we can do. You’ll be glad you did!

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