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Are You A Victim Of Low Humidity?

Humidity plays a huge role the comfort of your home and family. The recommended indoor relative humidity level is 45%, yet the average Northern American home can be four times below that recommended level! When you combine existing low humidity levels with the home heating season, it can result in a myriad of indoor problems! 

Are you noticing cold-like symptoms that just won’t quit, static electricity and higher energy bills to boot?  Overly dry air absorbs essential moisture from your body as well as items in your home, it can cause health issues as well as damages to your home!

Here are a few signs that you might be experiencing a lack of moisture or humidity in your home:

  • Health issues—many studies show that activity level of viruses increase as temperatures and humidity levels decrease. This means that low humidity levels in your home increase your chances of getting a virus. If you’re experiencing symptoms like dry skin, nosebleeds, and a sore throat, you’re likely suffering from low humidity. Asthma sufferers will also notice an increase in their usual symptoms. 
  • Damage to your home—when the air is too dry, your home’s wood flooring, furniture and even musical instruments are susceptible to warping, splitting, and even cracking. If you notice that your floors are making additional noise during the dry season, or you see visible cracks in your walls and ceilings, then you need to consider a boost in your humidity levels—stat! 
  • Static electricity—everyone hates static! It’s rampant in the winter, and if your home is low on moisture, it can cause dry skin, clothing cling and even an electrical charge through your hair. Electrical problems also make static electricity dangerous and unhealthy.

At F.H. Furr, our knowledgable and certified technicians are trained to handle your home’s humidity levels and they can install a whole home humidifier that works for you! 

Unlike portable humidifiers that you might use for one room, whole home humidifiers provide moisture throughout the entire home, creating a more comfortable, healthy, and safe environment! Don’t hesitate to give us a call, we can find a whole - home humidifier that is perfect for your family needs! 

Topics: Whole Home Humidifier Comfort static electricity