Heating and air conditioning services can help keep your home comfortable in the humid months ahead.
It is essential to be sure your home heating and air conditioning system controls the humidity. Most homeowners don’t consider “humidity” as a cause for problems in their homes; however, the relative humidity in the air should be a major consideration. If it’s too high or too low, it can cause all kinds of problems for both the structure and the people who live there. That is especially true here in Concord, NC where the humidity fluctuates from 0% in winter to nearly 90% in summer.
Indoor Humidity Levels Should Be “Just Right”
If the moisture level is too high, the resulting dampness can cause peeling paint, ‘stickiness’ on surfaces, and the potential growth of mold and bacteria. It can also aggravate respiratory conditions and allergies. Many people attribute these problems to pollen when, in fact, excessive humidity in the indoor air could be the cause.
On the other hand, if the humidity is too low, the wooden surfaces on furniture and floors in your home will suffer from shrinking and cracking. Your skin will dry and crack as well. When the air is too dry, it causes chapped skin and lips, nosebleeds, static electricity, and dry sinuses.
Optimum humidity levels of 45%-55% help keep your home and your family safe and comfortable at any time of the year.
How to Maintain Proper Humidity
There are a wide variety of ways to check and maintain proper levels of humidity in your home. Installing smart thermostats, humidifying/dehumidifying units, or whole-home humidifiers are great options. To learn more about how you can boost the humidity control with your heating and air conditioning system, schedule a consultation today with the experts at G+S Heating, Air and Energy.