If you're like most homeowners, you think of using an air humidifier in the winter, when the cold outdoor air holds less moisture and running the furnace dries out your indoor air. Your indoor humidity level can drop too low in the summer as well, when it's hot outside and you operate the A/C daily.
You probably know that too much humidity in your home in the summer is not a good thing. It can make us feel warmer, as it interferes with perspiration evaporating on our skin, so it's always wise to keep humidity levels low -- no more than 40 percent -- in the summer. But likewise, we also need to be mindful of moisture levels in the winter. Here's why.
You've probably heard the expression, "but it's a dry heat" when talking about the weather, but it's not something you would use to describe an Indiana winter. Not unless you were talking about indoors, that is.
During Fort Wayne's cold winters, the air in your home probably becomes uncomfortably dry. Luckily, whole-home humidifiers can help by adding just the right amount of moisture to the air passing through your heating system. Before you decide on a model, take some time to compare your options.
During the heating months, humidifiers can make the indoor environment healthier and much more comfortable. Households with family members who suffer from allergies, asthma or severely dry skin find humidifiers to be a great help when stuck indoors during the cold months before things warm up in April.
A variety of factors contribute to year-round comfort in your home, and for most people, temperature would be the first factor that comes to mind. The humidity level of the interior of your home contributes significantly to your overall comfort level, as well. Here are a few facts that will demonstrate how a whole-home humidifier can save money and add comfort to your Fort Wayne area home during the winter.