Spring may seem like it just arrived, but summer is not far off at all. As the days start to get warmer and warmer, people are going to start relying on their air conditioners more and more often to stay comfortable. This isn’t a bad thing in and of itself, but it will contribute to a preexisting problem: chronically dry air. Let’s take a look at why it’s a bad thing to have air that is too dry, and how a humidifier can help resolve it.
Humidity and You
Humidity is often spoken about like it’s a bad thing, and it’s true that super high levels of moisture in the air can be problematic. However, your body relies on a certain level of moisture in the air in order to operate properly. If the air in your home is chronically dry, it will actually have a deleterious effect on your own health. For example, air that is too dry will cause your skin and the membranes in your nose to crack. Aside from being uncomfortable, this weakens your body’s defenses against infection by disease. You’re far more likely to get infected by germs in chronically dry air than if your humidity levels are balanced. Air conditioning makes this problem worse, by removing moisture from the air as a side effect of its operation.
If you want to increase the amount of moisture in your air, a humidifier is the way to go. Humidifiers release moisture into the air in a number of different ways, from misting to steam vaporizing. By installing a humidifier in your home, you can counteract chronically dry air and make your home that much more comfortable. You’ll also probably be healthier.
Do you need humidifier services in Syracuse, UT? Call your heating and plumbing experts at Rentmeister Total Home Service today!