Indoor Air Quality
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When the weather outside becomes too hot or cool, we all rely on air conditioners, heaters, heat pumps, and other appliances to maintain a comfortable interior environment. But we tend to pay much less attention to changes in humidity inside our homes, even though it can have a much bigger impact on our health and comfort.
Too much humidity in the air prevents moisture from evaporating from your skin, greatly increasing your discomfort in hot weather. Some studies suggest that asthma is worsened by humidity. High humidity can also promote the growth of mold and fungus inside your home.
Too little humidity can dry out your skin, causing it to flake and crack. It can also cause nasal and throat congestion, bloody noses, breathing difficulties, headaches, and other health problems. Dry interior air is a leading cause of respiratory problems.
Home Humidification Options
Wall Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. offers a full range of humidifiers to work with any home heating and cooling system. We can help you maintain optimal humidity levels throughout the year, no matter how hot or cold it gets outside. Call us today for the best humidifier options in the Atlanta area.
Indoor Humidity Control
Modern homes are designed and built to be energy efficient. The indoor air is exchanged with outdoor air only through the heating or cooling systems. Opening the windows can help balance the humidity inside the house with the humidity outside the house. But through much of the cooling and heating seasons we keep our windows closed. That makes the humidity level of the indoor air susceptible to the effects of the cooling and heating system.
Air conditioners cool the air inside the house and remove some of the humidity, but not as effectively as a dehumidifier. Heaters and furnaces draw moisture out of the air, and quickly make it very unpleasant and unhealthy, particularly in a well–insulated home. Plus, during heating season, lack of humidity can also force you to use more energy because dry air feels cooler.
Take Control of Indoor Air Quality
Fortunately, the humidity level can be easily adjusted with a home humidifier. Whole–house humidifiers come as stand alone units or they can be integrated with your home’s forced air heating or cooling system. Humidifiers integrated with the forced air system are supplied with water directly from the house’s plumbing supply. You set the humidistat level where you want it at the beginning of the heating season and let the unit take care of itself. It automatically adjusts the humidity to compensate for the dryness produced by the heater.
Choosing the right humidifier depends on the size of your home, the type of central heating and cooling systems installed, and other factors. Wall Heating & Air can evaluate your system and help you pick the right humidifier for the job. Central humidifiers cost less than you might think and they can make a very big difference in your comfort and health. If you live in the Atlanta metro area and you’d like to discuss your humidifier options, give us a call today.