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What Is The Best Humidity Level For My Home?

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Moisture has a surprising effect on indoor air quality. Too much can foster the growth of dangerous molds. Too little will aggravate your eyes, skin and respiratory system. Experts recommend keeping humidity levels between 30 – 60 percent to prevent potential health problems, but did you know humidity could also be used to improve your comfort and lower your bills?

Using Humidity To Stay Warmer In Winter

A little air moisture goes a long way in helping people stay warmer without cranking the heat. Think of the sticky, sweltering summers and how high humidity impacts the heat outdoors. The higher the humidity, the hotter it feels, even at the same temperature.

The same thing happens when there is high water content in indoor air. With more water molecules in the air, sweat isn’t wicked away from your body. You retain more of your body heat and feel warmer without turning on the furnace.

Adding moisture to your home’s air with the help of a humidifier is much more energy efficient than turning up your thermostat. It also provides your body with desperately needed hydration. We have many units available that automate the process and help you control moisture at healthy levels.

Likewise, we have dehumidifying units capable of drawing water from the air to improve the performance of your air conditioning and prevent problems stemming from high humidity.

Contact Brummitt Heating & Cooling to get your indoor air quality under control. We have all of the HVAC devices needed to assist you in creating a safer, healthier, more comfortable home.