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If you experience great levels of discomfort because of dry air in your home in Fort Worth, Texas during the winter heating season, you may find that a home humidifier will offer the relief that you need. Cold weather affects the amount of moisture that the air can hold, resulting in lower humidity levels. The powerful nature of a home furnace can result in additional dehumidification in your home, and an air humidifier can counter this effect.

Recommended Indoor Humidity Levels

Relative humidity in a residence should measure between 30 and 50 percent, and you can easily monitor this level with a hygrometer. You may realize that the levels are lower by physical effects like dry skin and hair. You can also do a simple test by placing ice cubes in a glass, adding water and watching for condensation on the outside of the glass. If your glass doesn’t sweat, your humidity is probably too low.

Effects of Low Humidity

As your relative humidity declines, you can experience physical discomfort that may also affect your health. A lack of moisture in the air can cause your mucous membranes to dry out, resulting in a decreased resistance to germs. During cold and flu season, coughs and breathing issues may also be worse if your indoor humidity drops lower than 15 percent. Countering these levels can be accomplished through the installation of a home humidifier.

Options in Air Humidifiers

Humidification equipment can be installed to work with your central heating system by releasing moisture into the air supply. Selection of the right air humidifier may be determined based on factors such as your home’s size, configuration of your HVAC system, and the level of humidification needed. Types of humidifiers available include:

  • Bypass – air is drawn through an evaporative pad to carry moisture into the rest of the home.
  • Fan – air is blown through an evaporative pad and into the airstream to add moisture. Electricity is required for fan operation.
  • Steam – electrodes facilitate steam production, and capacity for moisture dispersal is nearly twice that of other types of humidifiers.

Deciding on the Right Humidification Solution

One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating® can evaluate your home’s equipment and make recommendations for the best home humidifier for your situation. We work quickly and efficiently to ensure that your home comfort and indoor air quality needs are met. Our staff is available in Fort Worth, Texas, to assist at your convenience.

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