Humidifiers are sometimes necessary during the winter months to attain and sustain the right humidity level in your home.
It can be a bit of a balancing act to have the right amount of humidity in your Rural Hall, North Carolina home. Too much, and you run the risk of mold and other problems. Too little, and things can get pretty dried out, resulting in damage to wood furniture and flooring, not to mention dry skin and hair and other health concerns. At Cook’s Heating & Cooling, we have the experience to provide you with the right solution for humidity control. We can install dehumidifiers and humidifiers based on your specific need.
Humidifiers are sometimes necessary during the winter months when the heating system tends to dry things out more than you would want. If you are noticing that you are using more moisturizer than usual, that your hardwood floor is warping or separating, or the indoor air quality is less than you’d prefer, it could be that the relative humidity (RH) level has dropped below the ideal range. ASHRAE (The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) recommends that RH be kept between 45 and 55 percent. The outdoor temperature does dictate a more precise recommendation, but with our moderate winters here, you can safely use this range when deciding the humidity level to maintain in your home.
Humidifiers can prove a healthier and more comfortable home. Low humidity can exacerbate allergy and asthma symptoms, as well as rapidly spread flu and cold viruses and increase your chances of getting a sinus infection. Low humidity can also make you feel like it is colder in your home than what it really is. If you would like to know more about how you can have humidity controlled in your home, reach out to us today to discuss humidifiers.