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Indoor Air Quality

HVAC Humidifier in the South – Yes Really!

Published on: January 15, 2019
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It may sound contrary to what you know, but you might need a humidifier. We understand several months of the year, especially in certain climates and elevations, you may live with too much humidity. Winter, however, is a different story. Let’s review how an HVAC humidifier can help if you cope with dry air, itchy skin or frequent sinus infections.

Symptoms of Dry Air

When you have dry air in your home, you’re likely to experience more:

  • Static electricity
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Dry throat or raspy voice in the morning
  • Itchy eyes
  • Nosebleeds
  • Frequent sinus infections or difficulty in getting over viruses.

 

When your nasal passages are dry, it’s easier for airborne virus and bacterial spores to take hold in your body. Your nasal membranes and passages are naturally moist to better trap invading particulates from making you sick.

 

When these passages dry out, due to lack of humidity in the air, it’s easier for these particulates to move farther into your body and infect you.

 

Your body, including your nasal passages, need moisture to do its job. A whole-home HVAC humidifier helps your body maintain the same humidity it experiences naturally during more temperate months.

 

Another symptom is outside your body. It’s your house. Wood floors, doors, furniture and instruments also react to dry air. In extreme cases, they may crack from a lack of moisture.

Benefits of the Right Amount of Humidity

When there’s an appropriate amount of humidity in your air from an HVAC humidifier, your skin feels softer. Dry air means more than chapped lips. A lack of humidity often triggers flare-ups of existing skin conditions, such as acne and eczema.

 

You even feel warmer during colder weather. Part of the process of air conditioning, or cooling, extracts moisture from the air. This helps the conditioned air feel cooler. Therefore, when the appropriate amount of moisture is added to indoor winter air, your comfort increases.

 

Also, there’s less of a need to increase the temperature on the thermostat. Have you ever felt like family members seem to pass around the same cold for weeks at a time? A whole-home HVAC humidifier will reduce this situation.

Indoor Air Quality Solutions Include an HVAC Humidifier

Humidity is one component of indoor air quality. You may be familiar with the results of too much humidity as well. Perhaps you already have a dehumidifier. If not, you may be unaware too much moisture invites mold, mildew and the multiplication of dust mites.

 

Your local HVAC contractor is happy to share additional indoor air quality solutions with you. In addition to an HVAC humidifier or dehumidifier, HVAC contractors can help you with media cleaners and air purifiers. In some cases, a ventilator may be helpful to you.

 

Your local HVAC professional will visit, listen to your concerns and evaluate your home for indoor air quality. If you have a family member who lives with allergies, asthma, COPD or other respiratory illnesses, better air quality is a good investment in health and quality of life.

AC Southeast® Helps Find HVAC Contractors Near You

If you are interested in indoor air quality solutions, such as an HVAC humidifier, AC Southeast® can help match you with a local professional.

 

Use the search feature and schedule a convenient time to perform an air quality audit. Your local professional is capable of recommending solutions perfectly paired with your system and needs. This ensures you stay comfortable all year long.

 

We only work with trained and certified professionals who provide outstanding customer service. When you choose AC Southeast®, you are guaranteed a certified, trained professional will work on your HVAC and air quality system.