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Why Low Humidity Can Be a Problem for Your Home

Low humidity can cause problems for you and your HVAC system. When the air inside your home is too dry, your home can sustain damage and your health can be compromised. One of the best ways to battle dry air is by installing a whole-home humidifier in Bay Village. With a home humidifier, moisture is added to your air seamlessly so each room can maintain a healthy moisture level. Professional installation is recommended for any upgrade you make to your HVAC system, so if you are ready to move ahead with an upgrade to your system, call Westland Heating and Air Conditioning today.

Problems Caused by Low Humidity

Here are some problems that can be caused by low humidity:

  • Damage to wood products – when the air in your home is too dry, anything made of wood, including flooring and furniture, can shrink and splinter.
  • Peeling paint and wallpaper – just as wood can dry, so can paint and wallpaper, causing peeling.
  • Increase energy usage in winter – humidity holds heat. When the air in your home is too dry, it won’t feel as warm as it should, which can cause you to raise your thermostat setting. According to the EPA, every degree you can lower your thermostat during winter can save you up to 4% on your monthly energy bills.
  • Health problems – dry air affects your physical health in a few ways. First, it can dry your mucous membranes, which can lead to bloody noses and sore throats. Second, too dry air can exacerbate allergic and asthmatic reactions. Third, dry air can make you more susceptible to illness.

Whole-home humidifiers help ensure that your indoor air doesn’t become too saturated by continually monitoring the moisture in the air.

If you are worried about dry air indoor air this coming winter, a whole-home humidifier in Bay Village may be the perfect option for you. Call Westland Heating and Air Conditioning today and schedule an estimate with one of our indoor air quality specialists.

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