Control Indoor Moisture With Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers
With so much attention being paid to heating and cooling, most people don’t think about their home’s humidity. Fortunately, Tom’s Heating Service does—and we have the humidifiers and dehumidifiers you need to balance it. Read on to discover more about your home’s moisture levels (and call 262-548-1300 for installation).
Why Does Humidity Matter So Much?
Humidity refers to the amount of moisture in your air—and it can make a big difference in your indoor air quality.
Both low and high humidity can pose certain health risks and even affect objects and furniture in the home. Low humidity may lead to dry skin, cracked lips, an itchy throat, or nose bleeding—and may even cause wooden furniture to crack over time. If the humidity also gets too high, it may increase body temperature or worsen asthma or respiratory conditions.
We recommend the ideal humidity for Waukesha homes to be between 35 and 52 percent for ideal comfort and health conditions.
How Can a Humidifier or Dehumidifier Help?
During winter when the air is dry, your indoor moisture levels tend to fall. In this case, a humidifier could be used to add moisture back into your living space. That increased humidity in your home helps counter the side effects of dry air (see our air quality FAQs for more). These systems can also decrease static electricity—and by making you feel warmer, can help you use less energy and save on utility costs.
A dehumidifier, on the other hand, reduces excess moisture in your air. In addition to helping solve mold and mildew problems (most commonly in the summer), dehumidifiers also reduce odors and dust. Your air conditioning bills may also be lower because you’ll feel cooler even at higher temperatures.
Ensure Comfortable Humidity With the Air Quality Experts at Tom’s Heating
If you’re having humidity issues, count on the professionals at Tom’s Heating to advise you on the best unit for your Waukesha home. We install the latest whole-home units that are perfect for Wisconsin climates and your family’s health.