Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers
Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers Improve Comfort & Air Quality in Your Kansas City Home
Weather conditions change dramatically during the various seasons in Kansas City. In hot summer months, excess humidity can make you feel sticky and extremely uncomfortable; in winter months, dry air can leave you with a sore throat, dry, cracked skin, and more. What you may not know is that air that is too humid or too dry can cause damage to your home and property! This is where humidifiers and dehumidifiers come in. At Bob Hamilton, we’re all about healthy, comfortable air and a healthier home.
What is the “Perfect” Humidity Level?
Balancing the humidity in your home can be a bit tricky. For comfort, a range between 35% and 50% is ideal. However, too little humidity and you could it damaging to wood furnishings, walls, wood floors, even musical instruments as a lack of moisture can cause warping. The perfect balance falls in the range of 45% to 50%, as this eliminates potential damage to your home and provides an environment that is microbe-free.
Dehumidifiers Eliminate Excess Moisture (Humidity)
Too much humidity in your Kansas City home can result in not only an uncomfortable and sticky environment, but it may also promote the growth of mold, mildew, bacteria, microbes, and is the ideal environment for viruses. Your HVAC system will work harder to cool your home, because humid air makes the air feel warmer than it actually is. While there are portable humidifiers and dehumidifiers available, a whole-home system is extremely effective for eliminating mold and dust mites along with excess moisture and possible damage to wood. Many homeowners prefer a whole-home central dehumidifier over having bulky portable models in various rooms of their homes.
Humidifiers Add Moisture to Dry Air
While air is usually driest during winter months, there are other times of the year when air may lack moisture, upsetting the humidity level in your home. When the air lacks moisture, it can lead to an increase in respiratory infections, viruses, an increase in bacteria, and an uncomfortable home. The right level of moisture in the air helps you feel warmer, even during the winter season when temperatures are cold outside. With the perfect humidity level, you can actually turn the thermostat down a degree or two and still feel warm because of the moisture in the air.
Whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers are the way to go when you want the healthiest, most comfortable home possible regardless of what the weather throws at us. At Bob Hamilton, our Kansas City HVAC technicians can help achieve the perfect humidity level in your home, while improving indoor air quality and comfort. Give us a call today, and enjoy a comfortable indoor environment no matter the weather forecast.