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The humidity levels inside your home can influence your comfort. Humidity, or the amount of moisture in the air, should be kept at an optimal level to reduce negative effects.
The ideal relative humidity level for a home is about 40-50%. This ideal range reduces the chance of moisture problems— like condensation, mildew and mold growth— while also preventing issues with dryness.
Whole-Home Humidifiers for Cold & Dry Weather
Winter tends to dry out our homes. With reduced humidity levels, you may experience problems like a dry nose or throat, itchy and flaky skin and aggravated asthma and allergy symptoms. Additionally, a dry home can cause wooden floors, cabinets or other structures in your home to crack or split.
Unfortunately, your heating system can dry out your home further, exacerbating all of these issues. Since our bodies need moisture in our sinuses to block viruses and bacteria, low humidity levels can make it even easier to get sick. Low humidity can also make it seem like it’s colder than it actually is.
Some people try to increase humidity at home during the winter with a portable humidifier. Although they can be effective in a small area, they need to be used with caution and have a limited effect. Installing a whole-home humidifier can increase the level of moisture in your home’s air so that you and your family stay comfortable and healthy throughout the heart of winter.
Reducing Home Humidity During the Summer
Rhode Island summers are humid. This means there’s an excess of moisture in the air. Not only can this increase moisture-related problems in your home, but it also makes it difficult to get comfortable.
Everyone knows the sensation of feeling sticky during the hot months. If there’s too much moisture in the air already, your perspiration won’t be able to evaporate easily, making you feel hotter and more uncomfortable.
Reducing humidity at home is essential to staying comfortable and cool during the height of summer. At CARJON, we can install a high-performance air conditioner to help reduce humidity in your home. However, there still may be areas or rooms that are too humid. By installing a dehumidifier, you’ll be able to enjoy the summer by staying cool and dry at home.
CARJON: Rhode Island’s Home Comfort Experts
By taking care of your home’s humidification and dehumidification, we’ll help you achieve optimal comfort throughout the entire year. CARJON’s experienced specialists will ensure your home’s humidity levels are in the ideal range so that you reap the benefits without any drawbacks.