If your Chesapeake, VA, home is leaving you sick and uncomfortable, the humidity level might be to blame. In this blog, we discuss five reasons controlling the humidity levels in your home matters, and how it can improve your health.
Improves Sleep Quality
Getting a good night’s rest is essential to your health and overall well-being. Controlling the humidity levels in your home allows you and your family to sleep deeply, without complications like breathing problems and dry noses. This is especially important for children, whose bodies, on average, have a higher percentage of water than adults.
No More Dryness
Low home humidity levels cause issues in not only your home but your body. Dry skin, nails, eyes, and hair are all associated with low humidity levels and a dry winter environment. Your throat may even become dry and scratchy, leaving you feeling sick when you should be well.
When we’re sick, we tend to sneeze and cough more often. This produces droplets full of bacteria and viruses that hang in the air to infect others. Lower than average humidity levels allow these droplets to hang in the air longer, increasing your chances of infection.
Proper humidity levels in the range of 40 to 60 percent help allergens like dust clump together and drift to the ground. This allows you to vacuum and dispose of these particles, which may cause itchy eyes and breathing problems in some people.
We all have a desire to protect what we love, and the insides of our homes are no exception to this. Off-kilter humidity levels can damage wooden floors and furniture, as well as priceless possessions like artwork. Low humidity levels crack and warp wood, aging it well ahead of time.
Getting your heating system properly maintained is an easy way to control the relative humidity in your home. Give us a call at Absolute Comfort Heating & Cooling, Inc., and schedule a fall HVAC tune-up today!
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