Georgia can obviously be quite hot and humid during the summer season. That season can also seem to stretch on and on for much of the year. The fact of the matter is that neither the heat nor the humidity will stick around all year long. When you need to heat your home during the winter season, it may benefit you to humidify it, too.
If the air in your home feels too dry, a whole-house humidifier really is your best option for resolving the problem. Whole-house systems are more effective and efficient than portable humidifiers, not to mention more convenient. They must also be professionally installed and serviced, though, so be sure to give us a call if you’re concerned about low humidity in your home.
When Is Humidity Too Low?
When the weather cools off, the air outside will have less humidity than when the weather is hot. It simply does not hold moisture as effectively when the temperature drops. Even if you are not concerned about dry air due to chilly weather, you should keep in mind that your AC dehumidifies the air as it runs. That means that your air conditioner can actually dry out the air in your home too much, so the use of a humidifier may be necessary even in the summer!
Whatever the case may be, there are many warning signs that the air is too dry. You may suffer frequent sore throats or nosebleeds as your nasal passages dry out. Paint may chip in your home, while wallpaper or even wooden floorboards split and crack. Itchy, flaky skin is another sign that the air surrounding you is too dry.
Portable humidifiers have their uses, but they must be refilled and are tough to regulate. You don’t want to be constantly filling a water tank, moving a portable unit around the house, or over-humidifying the air in your living space. You can avoid such problems by opting for an easy-to-control whole-house humidifier instead.
Schedule your indoor air quality services in Rome, GA with the professionals here at Moody Heating and Air Conditioning.