Balancing Humidity: Your Home May Need Some Help

Aladdin 10.4.13Balancing humidity continues to be a growing concern among home owners everywhere. If you’ve noticed a decline in your home’s indoor air quality, unbalanced humidity may be to blame. There are several ways to go about balancing humidity in your home that are simple, easy and affordable. Don’t let unbalanced humidity ruin the comfort of your abode.

Humidity Concerns

Dry conditions aggravate health conditions and are even thought to promote conveyance of flu viruses. A lack of humidity can also damage wood furnishings, causing cracks and damage over time. Alternatively, sweat evaporates more slowly on our skin in an environment with too much humidity, creating a muggy and uncomfortable home for everyone.

Purchase a Humidistat

The best way to accurately measure the humidity level in a home is to purchase a humidistat. A humidistat makes it easy to get a good idea of exactly how much moisture is present at any given time, allowing you to adjust moisture levels accordingly until you’ve reached the right middle ground. Remember that the ideal humidity is between 30 and 50 percent, depending on the season.

Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

Humidifiers and dehumidifiers are probably the most effective way to get your moisture levels back in balance. These units come in portable models that can be taken from room to room while a whole-house humidification or dehumidification system, which is installed to work with the HVAC system, can help balance humidity for the entire home.

Sealing Air Leaks

Caulk and weatherstrip window and door frames, and invest in some door draft stoppers for the entryways of the home. Sealing air leaks will keep moisture from entering your home during the summer and retain a balanced moisture level during the winter.

If you are looking for the best service possible in the area of Warren or Orion, call Aladdin Heating & Cooling. Since 1945, Aladdin Heating & Cooling has earned a reputation for quality 24/7 service in the Detroit Metro area. Call 1-800-762-0079 to speak to a professional about balancing humidity in your home.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Detroit, Michigan about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about balancing home humidity and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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