What is the Point of Having a Humidifier?
July 25, 2013
One of the essential parts of a residential or commercial HVAC system is a humidifier. While keeping the interior of a house cool in the summer and warm in the winter has an obvious advantage, the priority of maintaining a certain level of humidity in the air does not seem to bare such significance at first sight. You may think that a humidifier is just another piece of equipment your HVAC contractor can charge you for. However, consider the advantages and reason why you may want a humidifier installed.
A low level of humidity can lead to developing dry skin, or a tendency for itching, sore eyes. Then on the longer term one will either adapt to the new humidity conditions or develop more serious health issues. On the other end of the scale, a high level of humidity can lead to fatigue, asthma, a declining physical condition, or a lack of concentration. These are just issues concerning the aspects of comfort. For some this will be enough to make sure that the right amount of humidity is circulating in the air they breathe in, while others will not see the energy consumption justified for tackling such minor issues.
For those who remain skeptical, according to recent studies, there is a strong correlation between the level of humidity in the indoor air and the incidence of respiratory infections or allergies. As it was pointed out in several and independent researches, an optimal level of 40 to 60 percent of relative humidity prevents the members of the household or the office from breaking down and struggling with symptoms like sore throat, continuous coughing, or sneezing.
Humidifiers are part of modern air conditioning systems for a good reason. They will allow you to cut down on basic health costs, and turn your living or working environment into a more comfortable space to frequent.
Contact Scott-Lee Heating
If you have questions about installing a humidifier in your home or office, contact Scott-Lee Heating Company at (314) 200-0788. A Scott-Lee Comfort Specialist will be happy to help you improve the comfort level of your home environment or business.