December 21, 2019
— Presidential Heating & Air, a Maryland HVAC contractor, recently created a list of ways to achieve ideal home humidity this winter. Proper humidity is essential to creating a comfortable home environment year-round.
Home humidification involves regulating the amount of moisture in the air inside your home. High humidity levels can make you feel colder and even saturate your clothing, while lower levels may cause a feeling of excessive dryness. Both can cause various health conditions and affect the structure of your home, which is why it's important to maintain a comfortable level of humidity. Your ideal level of humidity will vary based on your house's construction, the temperature outside, and your personal temperature preferences, so it may take a few trials to determine the right humidity level for your unique situation.
The most efficient way to achieve comfortable humidity is to use a home humidifier, which adds moisture to the air, or a dehumidifier, which removes it. Humidifiers emit water favor or steam into the air, producing a cool mist that regulates the amount of water in the air. Dehumidifiers, meanwhile, draw in warm air and condense the water within it before emitting the drier air again. There are several types of devices available, some of which can both humidify and dehumidify your home depending on your needs. A portable unit is a cost-effective option that can be used in single rooms of your home, while console units can quickly adjust the air in your entire home. Whichever unit you select, there are several elements to keep in mind before purchasing one.
When purchasing a dehumidifier or humidifier, consider the amount of space you have for a device and whether you would prefer to have automated controls and shut off. Devices will also have different water capacities, energy efficiency, mobility, and other features. For help in choosing a unit for your home or business, contact Presidential Heating & Air. The company's expert HVAC professionals can assist you with all of your home and commercial heating and cooling needs for year-round comfort. The company can be contacted online at https://www.presidentialheatandair.com/ or by phone at 301-900-5559. Presidential Heating & Air is headquartered at 8000 Cessna Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20879.