When you live in the Steger, Illinois area, you can count on winter weather to be windy, cold and snowy. With outdoor conditions like these and low temperatures to match, heating systems are definitely running. And they’re running a lot. But what you may not have thought about, it the humidification in your home. You may want to consider a humidifier this winter.
The more your furnace runs during the winter months, the drier the air becomes inside. Four common signs the air inside your home is dry are:
- Dry skin that is also itchy and flaking.
- Dry sinuses and frequent colds.
- Static electricity that causes hair to be fly-away and clothing to cling.
- Dry and cracking wood furniture or floors.
The recommended humidity level for your home is between 30% – 50%.
Too much moisture can be harmful to both your health and furnishings, too. Condensation can form on windows and in basements and crawl spaces, that over time can cause mold, mildew and wood rot. These issues can adversely affect your health as well.
Not to worry if you’re experiencing any of the above issues in your home. Merts Heating & Air Conditioning’s knowledgeable Comfort Consultants can evaluate your home’s indoor environment to discern if your humidity level is where it should be.
It’s easy to discover whether you need a dehumidifier or a humidifier.
The current humidity level inside your home can be measured by a hydrometer. Once that information is confirmed, the necessary humidity controlling accessory will be offered to provide the greatest overall level of comfort and health for you and your family.
When the humidity inside is where it should be, you’ll feel warmer and may stay healthier, too. Studies show that proper residential humidity can lower infection rates for many viruses, including Covid-19 and other airborne viruses.
To increase your comfort and maybe even improve your health, call Merts Heating & Air Conditioning today for your free in-home evaluation to learn which healthy climate solution is best for you.