Many people suffer from problems associated with high humidity and yet might not even be aware of it. They assume that the problems they are experiencing are merely allergic reactions and so take some kind of medication to alleviate the symptoms. Nevertheless, these respiratory and allergy issues often worsen during the winter months, even though heat and air conditioner systems are installed. The big question then becomes why?
Your Heating and Cooling System
Having a heat and air conditioner system installed in your home is practical for more reasons than simply maintaining a comfortable temperature. However your heating and cooling system also needs to be practical for your needs. When the air in your home is dry it draws moisture out of the various porous materials that are in the home. Items made from wood are good examples of these porous materials and would include anything from wooden flooring to furniture and other items. This causes the air in the home to feel cooler and our reaction is usually to turn up the heat and conditioner system, so that we can enjoy a more comfortable temperature. Unfortunately the result of all this is respiratory issues, allergy symptoms and more.
What Can Be Done?
1.Install A Heating And Cooling System
Installing a home humidifier is a great idea. There are two types available these days. The smaller, portable types that are intended for just one room, and larger ones that are ideal for the whole home. The latter types of home humidifiers are installed along with your heat and air conditioner system, and so are obviously not portable.
2.Opt For A Whole Home Humidifier
If you choose the heating and cooling system that is intended for the whole home it will be installed with your heat and air conditioner system. All you need to do is select the humidity level you want and then go on about your day to day living. Using a hygrometer the humidifier is able to accurately determine the level of humidity in the home. The air is then automatically humidified and warmed via your furnace so that it is distributed evenly throughout the whole house.
3.The Humidifier Does The Work For You
Ideally, your home humidifier will monitor the level of humidity within the home and add moisture only when it is necessary according to the humidity level that you have pre-set. If you compare the whole home humidifiers with the portable room type humidifiers you will find that the latter do not have regulators. This means that the humidification is not stopped when the correct level has been attained. When there is too much humidity problems begin to arise, such as respiratory problems, allergy problems, mold and mildew growth, mites, etc.
Maintaining Your Home Humidifier
Room humidifiers require cleaning fairly frequently. The reason for this is because mold and bacteria can accumulate in the different parts of the humidifier as well as in the water tank. On the other hand, whole home humidifiers only need a good clean a couple of times during the course of the year. When the water evaporates it leaves a mineral deposit that looks like white dust, and this should be cleaned. Aside from that, further maintenance is usually not required.
The Benefits of a Heating and Cooling System for Your Health
When you have a home heating and cooling system installed you can be sure that you and your family will enjoy air that is healthier to breath. That means that you might well see a decline in problems associated with high humidity, be they sinus problems, respiratory viruses, nose bleeds, dry and chapped lips, dry skin, dry and itchy throats, and even snoring.
When the air is maintained at the correct level of humidity comfort is enhanced and so is overall well-being. Also, thanks to the humidifier installed in your heat and air conditioner system, you can enjoy keeping the thermostat level lower, which obviously translates into a financial saving when you get your energy bill! For health benefits and even financial benefits, installing a whole home heating and cooling system makes sense.