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Humidifier Services in Birmingham, AL by Air Conditioning Experts
When we mention humidity it’s usually in regard to having too much. However, there are many homes that actually have too little. The bottom line is that we all need a certain amount of humidity in our indoor air to be comfortable, and having too little humidity can be just as detrimental as having too much. The good news is that just as our experts can help you remove excess humidity with a whole home dehumidifier, we can also add needed humidity with a whole home humidifier. As with a dehumidifier, your whole house humidifier integrates completely with your existing HVAC system. This is one of the reasons why it’s so important to hire indoor air quality experts, like the ones at Air Conditioning Experts, for the installation, repair, replacement and maintenance of your dehumidifier. Balanced humidity is the key to comfort indoors, and we can help you get there – just give us a call!
When you need help with your home’s humidity, call the people you can trust: Air Conditioning Experts!
What Is Balanced Humidity?
We are all very familiar with high humidity, or at least how high humidity feels. But not very many people can put an actual number to what balanced humidity is. According to the EPA, balanced humidity falls into a range. This range is anywhere between 30–55%. Having humidity levels below 30% or over 55% results in discomfort and other problems. The good news is that the indoor air quality experts at Air Conditioning Experts can help with either problem. If your humidity it too low, we’ll help you install a whole home humidifier to add the needed moisture to your home; if your humidity is excessive, we’ll help you with a whole home dehumidifier. Both of these components become part of your existing HVAC system and can be programmed right from your home’s thermostat. Let us help you have the balanced humidity you need – just give us a call!
What Kinds of Problems Result from Too Little Humidity?
Most people in our area are pretty familiar with the effects of high humidity: discomfort, mold growth and stress on your HVAC system. Low humidity can be just as troublesome, although in different ways:
- Temperature discomfort – believe it or not, you need a little heat in the form of moisture to make your cooling feel comfortable. If there is too little humidity in your home, your air conditioning won’t feel as cool, and as a result, you may set your thermostat lower than it has to be.
- Affects your health – lack of humidity will dry out your eyes, nose and throat (mucous membranes), leading to discomfort and even nose bleeds. When your mucous membranes dry out, your ability to fight infection is impeded, so you can actually be more prone to becoming ill.
- Wood products can splinter and warp – furniture, beams, even structural wood material for your home need some moisture to stay intact. Without it, these items will dry to the point of cracking, which can be very detrimental.