During the summer season, we frequently lament high humidity levels. Humid air makes it difficult for our sweat to evaporate, which inhibits the body’s natural cooling process. The grass is always greener, as they say, and in the winter you may be wishing there is more humidity in the air. Using a whole-house humidifier in Des Moines, IA can help that wish to come to true.
Dry Air Is a Serious Problem
Cool air does not retain moisture as well as hot air does, so generally speaking we are dealing with relatively low humidity during the winter season. While a heater may not dry out the air the way that an air conditioner does, recycling heated air that started out dry throughout the home over and over can definitely result in insufficient humidity. Why is that a problem, you may wonder?
Well, surrounding yourself with very dry air can result in very dry skin. That in turn can result in serious discomfort as your skin gets very itchy. It may even painfully crack and split. Sore throats and nosebleeds may also develop as your mucous membranes and nasal passages dry out. Paint can chip and wooden floorboards may also crack if the air is too dry.
You may have used a portable humidifier in the past, but these devices really are not enough to adequately humidify the air throughout your home. They need to be refilled, and they are not easy to regulate accurately. Using a whole-house humidifier with a humidistat control solves these problems. Such systems are fed water directly, and you don’t have to worry about over-humidifying your home as you let the system run. You deserve to live in a warm and comfortable environment, but you also deserve to enjoy outstanding indoor air quality along with that warmth and comfort.
Schaal Heating and Cooling is here for your heating and indoor air quality service needs.