When the temperature starts to heat up outside, the number one priority for a lot of people is making sure that their air conditioners are in good shape. That’s all well and good, but it’s not the only thing you should be concerned about in terms of air quality this summer. Humidity levels can also be thrown out of balance by the dry summer air, as well as air conditioner overuse. Let’s take a look at the effects of low humidity, and how a humidifier can benefit you this summer.
Humidity is often portrayed as a bad thing, and it’s true that high humidity can cause problems in your home. However, low humidity is just as problematic in different ways. Chronically dry air saps moisture from your body, causing your skin and the membranes in your nose to dry out and crack. These are some of your body’s first defenses against disease, so it’s more likely that you’ll get sick in very dry air. Wood furniture, books, and even the walls of your home will become more brittle and easily damaged for the same reason.
Even if the air outside is not particularly dry, using an air conditioner often will dry out the air in your home over time. This is because the system lowers the air temperature past the dew point during operation. If you want to maintain a balanced humidity level in your home, you’re going to need a humidifier.
A humidifier adds moisture to the air in your home, either through misting, steam vaporization, or one of the other half-dozen methods in use on the market today. By using a humidifier to maintain your home’s humidity levels, you can use your air conditioner all summer long without fear of damaging your air quality.
PRK Services, Inc. offers humidifier services throughout Highland Village, TX.