Master the Indoor Balancing Act
Our area experiences cold, dry winters and hot, humid summers. With so much variation, keeping your humidity in check can be a balancing act.
But there’s no need to sweat it. With the right humidifier or dehumidifier, your system can do all the work for you!
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, humidity levels should always fall below 60 percent, ideally between 30 and 50 percent. Whether the air in your home is too dry or too humid, you can easily fix it. Best of all, you won’t need to lift a finger!
When to Use a Humidifier
Moisture isn’t always the enemy. In fact, homes and businesses need a healthy dose of humidity to keep everyone comfortable. When the air is too dry, this can lead to a number of symptoms and issues such as:
- Dry throats
- Static shock
- Sore throats
- Damaged furniture and belongings
- Peeling paint
- Cracks in wooden floors
If it’s clear that your air is too dry, don’t wait for the problem to pass. After all, it will only return again next year! With a reliable humidifier, you can protect both your health and your belongings. You’ll also put less of a strain on your heater and will be able to feel more comfortable at a lower thermostat setting.
When to Use a Dehumidifier
Humidity can make a room feel so much hotter and uncomfortable. Think about it: How many times have you said, “This humidity today…” as a conversation starter? Probably many!
Excess humidity does more than bring the heat. It also creates the perfect environment for dust mites, mold and other pollutants to grow. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, humidity could be the root source of your problems.
High humidity levels can cause a number of problems and health concerns, such as:
- Poor indoor air quality
- Allergy and asthma symptoms
- Worsened upper respiratory infections
- Damaged property
- Decreased home value
- Mold growth
- Musty smells throughout the home
- Higher energy bills (overworked air conditioner)
Luckily, all of this humidity can be contained. A dehumidifier can remove moisture from the air along with harmful particles. This will help to alleviate your symptoms, protect your property and put less of a strain on your air conditioner.
Find Your Happy Medium With FoxFire
Don’t let something as correctable as humidity dictate your comfort. Our team will evaluate your air and help you pick the right system for all of your needs. Find your happy medium and claim the comfort you deserve! To learn more about the systems we carry or to schedule service, call FoxFire at 828.634.7598 or contact us online today.