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November 14, 2014

While temperature truly is the key to ensuring that our indoor climates are comfortable, it’s hardly the only factor to consider. Equally important is the level of humidity in the home. This is the level of moisture in the air that can have a significant impact on the comfort throughout your living space. Simply put, if your humidity is not optimized, then your air can seem stuffy or smelly, and it can lead to increased perspiration or dry skin. While high humidity levels are not too difficult to detect for most people, low humidity is also a problem that requires attention.

You have likely used or have at least seen a portable humidifier in your day. These devices can be highly effective in small areas, and they are mobile. But they are hardly comparable to the comprehensive coverage and efficiency of whole house humidifiers, which integrate directly within your ducted heating and cooling system. They run continuously whenever you’re operating your central air unit, heat pump or furnace, and they can go a long way toward improving your indoor air quality. But do you need one?

Look for signs that you have low humidity in the household. The easiest way to do this is with a hygrometer, but a professional evaluation of your indoor air quality by a trained HVAC technician is the most comprehensive method for improving the air that you breathe in the home. If you find that your skin and scalp are dry and that this is a persistent condition, then you might consider humidifying your indoor space. Such issues are unpleasant, to say the least. Moreover, if you find that the wooden furnishings or flooring in your home is beginning to show signs of cracking and splintering, then ensuring that your humidity levels are optimized is important. A whole house humidifier can reduce the chance that such damage will occur in your home.

If you’re at all concerned about the humidity level in your home, then just let the pro technicians at Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air know. We can integrate a quality whole house humidifier into your heating and cooling system. Call us to schedule the installation of your humidifier in Sacramento today.