Our summers here in Mesa bring the heat – and a lot of it. As most people know, we have a very dry heat, which in some ways is nicer to deal with than more tropical heat. However, just as excess humidity can cause problems, so, too, can a serious lack of it. One of the best ways to raise the humidity in your home to a healthy level is with a whole-home humidifier. Since 1970, John’s Refrigeration has helped customers in Mesa with their air conditioning needs, including humidity control.
How Can Low Humidity Create Problems in My Home?
There are several ways low humidity can cause problems in your home:
- Home damage – lack of humidity can cause wood products, such as your flooring and furniture, to dry out and splinter; it can also cause paint to peel and crack, and high levels of static electricity.
- Decrease in health – when the air in your home is too dry, it can dry out the mucous membranes in your body. You need these membranes to be healthy in order to fight off bacteria and viruses; when they dry out, you may be more prone to infection. In addition, very dry air can exacerbate allergic reactions and chronic respiratory disorders like asthma.
- Temperature discomfort – little humidity in your indoor air can make the temperature feel colder than it really is.
- Bloody noses, etc. – lastly, very dry air in your home can cause bloody noses, dry mouth and eyes, sore throats and dried out, itchy skin.
The Benefits of a Whole-Home Humidifier
A whole-home humidifier brings a healthy level of moisture to your home that can’t really be achieved with a room humidifier. By adding an appropriate amount of moisture to the air through your air conditioning system, you can avoid many of the problems listed above. If you’ve seen the signs of insufficient humidity in your home, schedule air conditioning service in Mesa, AZ with the experts who can help: John’s Refrigeration.