Humidity Control for Health & Comfort
Without the right equipment, balancing humidity levels throughout the whole home is nearly impossible. Too much or not enough in-home moisture can create a litany of problems for your health, comfort, furnishings, and your wallet. The ideal relative humidity level indoors should hover around 45%; anything under 30% is too dry and should be increased to avoid the common problems associated with dry indoor air.
The Moisture Pro works with your home’s heating and cooling systems to monitor and add moisture to the air when necessary. Homeowners in Wisconsin benefit most from the Moisture Pro during the winter months when the air is naturally dryer.
Signs of Dry Indoor Air
When the relative humidity in your home drops below 30%, it’s hard not to notice the warning signs.
Your Health & Comfort are Compromised
When indoor air is too dry, asthma and allergy symptoms can worsen. Cold and flu viruses may spread more rapidly, and you may be more prone to sinus infections. Dry air pulls moisture from your skin, which makes you feel cold, and causes dry skin, chapped lips, and dry air passageways.
- Chapped lips
- Dry, itchy skin
- Feels colder
Climbing Energy Bills
Because dry indoor air feels cooler, many homeowners make the mistake of turning up the heat, when it’s the humidity level that really needs to be increased. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates a 4% savings on heating bills for every degree lower you set your thermostat.
Damage to Home and Furnishings
Dry air is damaging to homes. Wood & other building materials, as well as furniture are robbed of moisture when the air is too dry. Cracks and damage can occur to flooring, trim, and even framing around windows and doors.
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