The humidity level in your home should be just right in order to really feel comfortable. When there is too much moisture in the air, the home will feel damp, uncomfortable and unwelcome. When the humidity is too low, you will have problems with your skin drying out, feeling itchy and even cracking. The humidity levels will also have an impact on your furniture and other personal possessions.
Maintaining proper humidification in homes during the winter can make the difference between comfortable or dealing with dry skin irritation, dry sinuses and static electricity. Wood furniture and floors can dry out and start to crack, and musical instruments may also be damaged by being in an overly dry environment. Increasing the moisture levels in your home will keep the home comfortable and safe throughout the dry winter season. However, you want to achieve the proper levels of humidification. If the air is too wet, condensation may collect on the inner surfaces of windows and even exterior walls.
The best way to add humidification in homes is with a whole-house humidification system. A whole-house system connects directly to your HVAC system, adding comforting moisture to the dry heat that is run through the home. This will increase the humidity level in every room, and the system can easily be turned up or down to achieve the perfect level of humidification. This is an ideal solution because it will allow you to protect your personal belongings in every room by controlling the environment. Because the humidification system runs in conjunction with the central heating and air, it is extremely affordable to operate. One of the best features of this system is that it is quiet, and you won’t hear a steady drone of white noise but you will enjoy comfortable air throughout the home.
You can also add the required moisture by simply running individual humidifiers in the appropriate rooms. They can be shut down when not in use and adjusted to suit the individuals in that room. These are highly affordable in the short-term, making them a good choice for anyone on a budget. However, if you have an ongoing problem with dry air in the home, then it would be wise to take another look at a whole-house humidifier.
Contact Langton Heating & Air Conditioning today at (905) 312-9644 or at for more information on how to make your home more comfortable in the winter.