Indoor Air Quality Upgrade – Humidifier

These are all common problems when you are living in a home with low humidity in the air. Humidity is an indoor air quality asset that most people don’t realize has such an impact on their overall health.

Good amounts of humidity are what help keep the air in your home from becoming “sick”.

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Here are some frequently asked questions we hear when a homeowner is trying to decide if a humidifier is right for them:

Why is my house so dry?

As the weather gets colder, humidity levels drop in the air outside. Dry air from outside your home eventually makes it’s way into your home, like from opening and closing doors. Your HVAC system is constantly recirculating the air inside your home and the air from outside. As your furnace runs more often in the winter months, the more important it becomes to reintroduce healthy humidity to your home.

What’s a “good” amount of humidity for my home?

Humidity is measured in percentage form. The optimal amount of humidity in your home during the winter months is approximately 30-40%.

How can I measure and control the humidity in my home?

Our most common practice to managing and maintaining humidity is with a humidistat and a smart thermostat which reads/measures humidity. A humidistat is typically mounted on the return air duct to control the humidifier. A smart thermostat, such as an ecobee, can aid in monitoring the humidity percentage in the home. Smart thermostats can also be used to control the humidifier if the HVAC system and wiring allows for it. 

Are there any negative sides to a humidifier?

There are pros and cons with everything in life. One thing we watch out for with a humidifier is adding too much humidity to the home. If the humidity setting is too high, you have potential to add too much water to the air and create condensation on your windows. This has the potential to cause damage to your home, such as mold.

However, this is easily avoidable if you check the humidistat settings and monitor the humidity levels in your home using the devices described above. Smart thermostats even have the ability to alert you when the humidity levels go outside your settings.

Remember, low humidity is also not good. Low humidity is tough on your health and your home.

How do I know if I need to improve my Indoor Air Quality?

Simple. Call GSI and one if our Home Comfort Consultants will perform an assessment on your HVAC system to determine if any of our indoor air quality improvements are right for you.

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