That warm and cozy air you enjoy all winter long can come at a high price if you’re not careful, and we’re not just talking about a strain on your wallet here. Warm air often dries out air, leading to side effects like throat and nasal irritation, dry and itchy skin, and a stuffy nose. If this wasn’t enough, dry air also requires more energy to heat, which means more strain on your wallet.
If you find yourself asking if there’s ever an end to this vicious cycle, you bet there is! With the help from a humidifier, you can increase the relative humidity of your indoor air, making it easier to heat and making you more comfortable.
Better yet, when the relative humidity is at optimal levels, your HVAC system doesn’t have to work nearly as hard, giving you a smaller chance of your HVAC unit needing repairs and giving it a longer life. Your utility bills will also be thanking you for adding a humidifier.
In a climate where our summers are famously hot for humidity, you can definitely expect some damage to appear if you don’t take the right precautions. Homes and businesses can experience serious damage from humidity, including warped furniture, floors, wallpaper, and more! Humid air also makes your air conditioning system work that much harder to cool your space.
De-humidifiers can decrease humidity to optimal humidity levels to keep your home or business as comfortable as possible. By using de-humidifiers, you are putting less strain on your cooling system, and lowering your utility bills all at the same time.
During the spring or fall, de-humidifiers become critical on those days when the temperature is just right outside and there is no need for A/C. With your air conditioning unit turned off, air will begin to thicken and become uncomfortable with the lack of air circulating. The de-humidifier helps lose the humidity while keeping the A/C off.
If you’re ready to get your home to the ideal humidity levels, talk to the professionals at G+S. We can help you identify any humidity issues and work with you to find a solution, whether with just a humidifier, de-humidifier, or both, that’ll get you the most bang for your buck.