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Controlling Humidity Levels inside Your Delaware Valley Home

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Posted: July 27, 2018

Controlling the humidity in your home during all seasons is important because it can have a big effect on your comfort. Having the right level of humidity (or moisture in the air) ensures that your HVAC systems are performing efficiently.

The appropriate humidity levels help your home feel cool in the summer and warm in the winter. If proper humidity levels are not maintained, your home will feel uncomfortable and you may even become prone to respiratory ailments. Too much or too little humidity can also cause damage to the inside and outside of your home.

Besides the weather outside, normal functions such as steam produced by showering or cooking, can also impact your home’s humidity levels. During the summer, removing unwanted humidity in your home is a primary function of your home’s air conditioning system. But in some cases, your air conditioning system may not be able to remove all of the excess moisture from your home. That’s when a dehumidification system can make a big difference.

During colder months you will face the opposite problem because your home’s humidity often becomes too low. Lack of moisture in the air can cause skin irritations, dried out sinuses, damage to hardwood floors and furniture and overall discomfort. In this case, a whole-house humidification system can be a good solution to help you manage your home humidity levels.

Humidity control systems are designed to increase your home comfort and decrease your risk of humidity related health issues. If you are concerned about managing home humidity levels in your home, please contact us. As your local heating, cooling and indoor air quality experts, we can ensure that you are keeping your home healthy and comfortable.