Why Is Regulating Your Home’s Humidity Important?
Minnesota is known for its soupy summers—when the air gets humid, it feels like wading through stew! On the other hand, we can also have days where it seems like sweat evaporates into thin air as soon as it touches your skin.
You probably loathe how uncomfortable extreme humidity is, but when it comes to your home, such conditions are more than irritating. They can, in fact, be downright destructive!
Indeed, humidity must be tightly regulated in any given home, via a whole home humidifier or otherwise, for its own aesthetic and practical sake. Below, Furnace Doctors, your Saint Paul Park heating, cooling, and HVAC pros, discusses the damaging effects of unmonitored humidity.
Let’s get to it!
How High Humidity Ruins Your Home
Are you the proud owner of a gorgeous hardwood floor? You better check your humidity levels, because too high of a moisture content can cause these floors to warp as they take on water. Cupping, buckling—you name it and excess humidity can probably cause it.
Even if you don’t have hardwood, though, you still face threats from high humidity. Mold thrives in warm and humid environments, and when you get the shower running, that sure sounds like your bathroom! The stuff can—and often does—also make its home out of sight. Crawlspaces, behind furniture, and inside the walls are all popular real estate.
What’s worse: mold is more than an aesthetic concern. It can make you and your family sick!
How Low Humidity Leaves the Air Lacking
At the same time, though, too low a humidity level in your home can contribute to a variety of issues. Wood furniture and flooring can crack or pull apart at the seams, for example, without enough moisture in the air.
Just like over-the-top humidity, low humidity can also wreak havoc on your health, causing anything from headaches to dry eyes to stuffy noses. Feeling stuffed up come wintertime—when indoor air tends to be drier—might not be a seasonal cold after all, but a very real problem with your home’s humidity management.
The Solution: Humidity Management From Furnace Doctors
We’re furnace repairmen, sure, but we’re also a whole lot more—whole home humidifier installers and extraneous HVAC experts included. With our comprehensive knowledge, we can get your home’s humidity firmly under control. For a home with the pure and comfortable air you deserve, give our Saint Paul Park office a call today at 651-789-3082.