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Feb 17 2014

HVAC Heating and Lack of Humidity: The Worst Things About Dry Air in Your Home

HVAC Heating Has Its Ups and Downs

Ups and Downs of HVAC Heating

Your HVAC heating system is an important tool for keeping your family warm and comfortable during the cold winter months. However, winter is already the driest month for most of us, and running your HVAC heating system dries out your home’s air even more.

There are a lot of downsides to a dry home - it dries out your wood furniture and floors, it can cause paint and plaster to crack or chip - but probably the worst thing about low indoor humidity is the way it makes you feel.

According to medical experts, many viruses thrive in environments with low humidity. Therefore, low home humidity increases the likelihood of your family catching a cold or the flu, which means time away from school, work, and other commitments.

Low indoor humidity can also contribute to chronic headaches and nosebleeds, and it can also cause dry skin, eyes, and throats. All of these physical conditions are irritating at least, and miserable at the worst. Why spend bundles of money on painkillers, moisturizers, and eye drops when a whole-home humidifier would solve all of these problems?

Increase the temperature on your HVAC heating system, and your home will be warm but not humid. Bathing, cooking, and doing laundry produce small amounts of moisture but not enough to keep your home’s air from being too dry. A whole-home humidifier will deliver just the right amount of moisture to make your home feel comfortable at lower thermostat settings.

Comfort Services will come out and test your home and give you the answer you have been looking for. Schedule an appointment by contacting us today.

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