Maintaining great indoor air quality in your home is just as important as keeping the temperature comfortable is. One of the biggest challenges for homeowners in our area is simply keeping the air in their homes humid enough. Our climate is obviously very dry to begin with, and running your air conditioner nonstop for so much of the year will only dry things out further.
If you suspect that the air in your home is too dry, you may benefit greatly from the use of a whole-house humidifier in Mesa, AZ. Read on for some tips about spotting very dry air. If you notice these warning signs, contact us so that we can outfit your home with a great humidification system.
Signs of Insufficient Humidity
When your home is too hot, it’s fairly obvious. Some homeowners don’t realize that their home is too dry with the same speed. Here are a few warning signs to help you recognize if you’re surrounded by excessively dry air.
- Dry, cracking skin. When you live in a home that is too dry, it is only a matter of time before your skin starts to dry out, too. When that happens, it may start to crack and split in a painful manner.
- Splitting floorboards/wooden fixtures. When wood dries out too much, it too will start to split. If you notice that your floorboards are splitting and splintering, you may need to introduce more humidity into the air.
- Increased static shocks. Static shocks may be only mildly painful, but they are also very annoying. Not only that, but they can also cause damage to sensitive electronics in your home.
- Sore throats/bloody noses. When you nose and throat dry out due to dry air, you are at risk of illness. At best, you are going to wind up with more frequent sore throats, and you may even suffer from nosebleeds.
Avoid and resolve these problems by scheduling your humidifier services with North Wind Mechanical.