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Should You Be Using a Humidifier in Your Home?

California can be subject to pretty dry conditions, and that is certainly the case right now. While very dry air is a very problematic state of affairs in residences, many homeowners fail to realize precisely how negative an impact that this condition can have on their comfort, their health, and even on their property itself. If you suspect that the air in your home is consistently too dry, then you may want to consider using a whole-house humidifier in conjunction with your HVAC system.

Of course, this means that you’ll have to realize that low humidity levels are a problem in the first place. Here are a few tips to help you do so. Remember, contact the Fresno, CA IAQ and HVAC pros at Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning to schedule top notch humidifier services. 

  • Frequent Sore Throats or Bloody Noses: Among the first symptoms that you’ll notice if the air in your home is too dry are those manifesting in your body. Living in very dry air can lead to the drying out of your sinuses and mucus membranes. This can act as a catalyst for sore throats or bloody noses. It can also cause increase allergy symptoms, and may make you more susceptible to illness.
  • Chipping Paint and Cracking Wallpaper: That being said, the symptoms of dry air are not only confined to your body. Your property will likely show signs of trouble as well. You may notice that your paint is chipping or that wallpaper throughout your home is cracking. In very dry homes, you may even see wooden floorboards and furnishings begin to split.
  • Increased Static Shocks: Dry air is also more prone to issues with static shocks. While this may seem like a minor annoyance at first, you should also keep in mind the fact that such shocks can prove troublesome for sensitive electronics and computer equipment. By adding the right level of moisture into the air in your home, you can protect such possessions.

A whole-house humidifier is, bar none, the most effective and convenient way in which to add the right amount of moisture back into the air in your home. Standalone and portable models must be refilled frequently, and they really only serve to humidify small areas. By running a whole-house system, you can add the right amount of humidity throughout your home with outstanding convenience for consistent, quality results.