While it’s probably not something you think about all that often, the humidity level in your house can impact a variety of other elements including your indoor air quality. Maintaining the proper humidity level, however, can be challenging unless you have the proper equipment in place.
McCormack Heating & Cooling, Inc. offers the Aprilaire line of home humidification systems designed to help keep the homes of our Johnson County area customers at optimal humidity levels all year long. Our technicians have a great deal of experience working with these types of systems and they can easily assist you in selecting one that will be right for you and your family.
Types of Humidity Problems
Humidity is usually something we associate with hot summer days. It’s unpleasant and generally something to be avoided if you can. But a certain level of humidity is actually preferable to none at all, and particularly during the cold winter months, maintaining this appropriate level can become a problem.
Too Little Humidity
Without enough humidity in the air of your home, you’ll quickly begin to feel the effects. Your skin will become dry and crack, as will your lips and your nostrils. This is extremely unpleasant and can, among other things, exacerbate cold and allergy symptoms.
Air that is too dry also isn’t good for your wood floors or furniture. It can cause cracking and warping and other significant damage as the moisture is drawn out of the wood over time. The only thing you can do to protect your furniture and fixtures from this type of damage is to make sure that the air inside your house doesn’t get that dry.
And a lack of humidity in the air can actually impact the overall air quality as well. This is particularly true if you already have an air purification system in place. Dry air can actually impede the ability of the air purifier to remove contaminants from your indoor air, making the system less effective and leading to an unhealthier indoor environment over all.
Too Much Humidity
Of course, as you probably already know, too much humidity isn’t good for you or your house either. Humid air is more difficult for many people with allergies and asthma to breathe, and it’s also likely to hold more contaminants suspended in it.
Furthermore, a humid environment creates an ideal breeding ground for all types of molds, bacteria and viruses. This only adds contaminants to your indoor air, making an air purification system, if you have one, work even harder. Also, moldy areas in your home are more prone to decay than others, and if this type of situation is left untreated, it can even cause structural damage to your home over time.
Fortunately McCormack Heating & Cooling, Inc. offers several excellent products that can help eliminate humidity problems in the homes of our Johnson County metropolitan area customers. In fact, when you have one of these systems installed, you may even find that you’re saving on your heating bill. That’s because properly humidified air holds heat better, allowing you to turn down your thermostat while still maintaining a comfortable temperature throughout your house.
Our technicians can answer any questions you may have about the humidification products we offer and they can also help you pick out the one that will best serve you and your family. We take great pride in only offering high quality products, so you can be sure you’re getting a humidifier that will get the job done and will serve you well for many years to come.
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