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Why Your Homes Humidity Levels are Important

Posted on: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017  In: Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Why Your Homes Humidity Levels are Important

Your family is probably very aware of the temperature in your home. Your spouse is too warm, while the kids are too cold and everyone who visits seems to have an opinion too! There’s no doubt that your thermostat plays an important role in your home, but did you know that the humidity level in your home can be even more important? Read on to find out why the air in your home needs to have balanced moisture levels.

Too Much Moisture?

Put very simply, too much moisture in your home can cause damage. If the air in your home is too damp, your home can develop mildew and mold. Mold and mildew feed off of moisture in the air. Pests like silverfish and roaches also thrive in too-moist air. With especially high levels of humidity in the air, you could experience bad smelling air and higher levels of allergens.

Too Little Moisture?

If your air is too dry you’re going to be very uncomfortable. Dry air can cause nose bleeds, skin irritation and even milder forms of dehydration. For people with asthma, dry air can cause issues with breathing. Dry air can actually be dangerous to your health as it causes mucous membranes in the nose and throat to become inflamed and lower the body’s resistance to colds and viruses.

Just Right!

Finding the right humidity level for the air in your home can be a little bit like Goldilocks and her search for the perfect bed! What you’re looking for is “just right”! If your air is too dry, you’ll want to install a humidifier in your home. Dehumidifiers can be professionally installed to keep moisture at healthy levels for you and your home.

Looking for the perfect level of humidity in your home or business? Call [nw_data field=phone] and let the experts at H & F Service Co. figure it out today!