We live in a desert environment here in Mesa, AZ, which means that our summers are as hot as they are dry. The dry air can actually create as many obstacles to your comfort as the heat, and no matter how well your air conditioner does its job, you can find yourself feeling quite uncomfortable without the help of a humidifier. A qualified HVAC technician can install a whole-house humidifier for you, but what are the advantages of a humidifier, specifically? Here’s a quick breakdown.
The relative humidity reading you see in weather reports as a gauge of the percentage of moisture in the air, with 0% being no moisture at all and 100% being full liquid moisture (in other words, rain). Most people are comfortable when the relative humidity stands between about 30% and 50%. Any lower and you can feel the dry air affecting your comfort.
Problems with Low Humidity
Beyond keeping you from feeling at ease, low humidity levels can leave your skin feeling cracked and itchy, as well as create respiratory problems and increased vulnerability to allergens. Dehydration can occur as well, especially if you don’t keep up with your fluid intake during the day. Furthermore, it can damage wood and wallpaper, increase the amount of static electricity in your home, and force your air conditioner to work harder to do its job. A whole-house humidifier can solve all of those problems: using the ducts of your AC system to distribute increased moisture to every corner of the home, leaving it both cool and comfortable for your entire family to enjoy.
If you’re interested in a humidifier for your home, then the experts at John’s Refrigeration can help. We are NATE-certified and fully accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and our trained staff is dedicated to your complete satisfaction. Pick up the phone and give us a call today!