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Everything You Should Know About Humidity In Your Home

The air humidity in your home can have a huge effect on your health and well-being. Poor humidity levels have been linked to conditions as varied as the following:

 

  • Respiratory problems (such as asthma).
  • Dry skin (which can cause itching, sore and raw skin, and unappealing flakes).
  • Chapped, painful lips.
  • Dry, dead looking hair that has a tendency to frizz.
  • Nose bleeds. (The air dries out your nostrils, which can cause nose bleeds. This is especially a problem if you have a cold.)
  • Dehydration – you will have to drink more water to deal with the effects of the dry air.

 

Dry air can also have a negative effect on your possessions and home. Too little humidity can cause your wood furniture and floors to dry out and become brittle.

 

If you don’t have the good fortune to live in a humid place (like Vancouver) you should consider installing a humidifier. At Premier Heating and Cooling Systems, we can install a humidifier as part of your central heating and cooling system. This will keep your home at the optimal humidity level all year long.

 

How Does a Humidifier Work? 

 

  • The humidifier has the ability to sense humidity levels in the house, much like the way a heating and cooling system can sense temperature levels.
  • The control will add water vapor to the circulated air when the air becomes too dry for human and animal comfort.

 

Essentially, a humidifier will maintain the optimal moisture level in the air for your day-to-day comfort. If having a humidifier installed in your home is something that you are interested in, give us a call today. We would love explaining how the humidifier works in more detail. We are always happy to give you a free estimate of the cost and a more detailed explanation of the installation process.

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