The Problem with Dry Air

A low moisture level in your air allows heat to escape faster from the human body. So when this occurs in the winter, you’ll feel cooler than the actual temperature around you.

That moisture loss can lead to a number of problems like skin cracking, chapped lips, eye and nose irritation, and susceptibility to colds and other illnesses. In addition, the loss of moisture can impact any wooden and painted surfaces in your home, causing them to crack.

The Impact of Humidity

Too much moisture can be just as damaging, however. Just as dry air makes you feel cooler in the winter, air with too much moisture in it doesn’t allow your sweat to evaporate, making you feel uncomfortably hot.

An effective whole house dehumidifier can improve your comfort, but also help your air conditioner work more effectively. AC systems do have minimal dehumidification properties, but the best dehumidifier is really going to be a whole–house dehumidifier that is integrated into your HVAC system for the most effective use.

Humidity Levels and the Effects on Your Health

As we mentioned above, dry air makes you more susceptible to illness. The reason for this is because it dries up your sinuses, which makes your body have to work harder to fend off germs and bacteria. This is why, oftentimes, the cold and flu season hits the worse during the winter season, when the air is almost always at its driest.

Humid conditions cause a complete opposite problem—instead of drying anything up it adds more moisture where they shouldn’t be. Water damage is a problem for your Richardson, TX home, for sure, but it can also be detrimental to your health. This is because problems with water buildup encourage the growth of unhealthy mold and mildew, which is often hard for the aver person to detect. You can be impacted by this far before you even know anything is wrong. Fortunately, however, we can guide you to the best dehumidifier to prevent this from happening at all.

Call Us for Your Dehumidifier and Humidifier Services

In addition to our professional installation or replacement of whole–house humidifiers and dehumidifiers, we also offer humidifier and dehumidifier repair. These indoor air quality systems are understandably complex, similar to your HVAC systems, and therefore you can’t expect to be able to fix one on your own.

The team here at Earthwise Home Services is committed to your 100% satisfaction, and in addition to quality dehumidifier and humidifier services, offer 24/7 emergency services for when you have an HVAC or indoor air quality problem that simply cannot wait. Call our team today for expert help!