Like several homeowners, you very often may use an air humidifier in the wintertime when the combination of low outdoor humidity and running the furnace makes your indoor air uncomfortably dry.
- While your cooling system is running all the time in the summer, you may not think that a humidifier can also help combat dry air.
Your heat pump or cooling system cools down your interior spaces by removing heat from your home’s air supply. The condensate drain also removes moisture from the air and sends it outside as a liquid. Having a cooling unit that is efficient at dehumidifying can result in an uncomfortably dry environment. By adding a whole-home humidifier to your heating and A/C system, you can set your desired household humidity level right at the temperature control, so that just enough moisture is added to your conditioned air. If the humidity level falls too low in the summer, you can also relieve comfort and health troubles, protect your home, and avoid static electricity problems. There will be less discomfort from dry-air problems such as brittle hair, itchy skin, sore throats, nosebleeds, sinus problems and headaches. You’ll also experience fewer colds, flus, and upper respiratory infections since several bacteria and viruses thrive in dry conditions. Excessively dry air pulls moisture from your home’s finishes, such as paint, drywall, wood floors, and trim, causing them to shrink, crack, and warp. Additionally, wood furniture, artwork, musical instruments, and books can be damaged or destroyed by this. Another really bad symptom of dry air is static electricity. Random zaps of electricity can permanently damage any equipment with a semiconductor, such as cables, PCs, gaming consoles, and phones. Good luck with your humidity levels!