Is a Humidifier Necessary if You Live in Colorado?
Ideally, the humidity level in your Colorado home should be 40% – 50%. Achieving the correct balance can be tricky, especially in areas with extremely dry air like we experience here on the Western Slope. To make it even worse, we are plagued with dry air all the time, all year long. With forced air heating and the increased use of fireplaces, the problem is even worse during the winter. Which is why a humidifier may be necessary.
Too little moisture in the air can be just as damaging to your health and home as too much moisture in the air.
Dry or cracking skin is uncomfortable and sometimes even painful. Dry air can be detrimental to nasal passages leading to the occurrence of frequent sinus infections and is just bad in general for overall indoor air quality and general health. Additionally, too little moisture in the air can also cause static electricity, which has physical effects for humans but is also potentially damaging to household electronics.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
When you have the right amount of humidity indoors, germs, dust and other contaminants that affect indoor air quality are less prone to float freely through the air. Better air quality means less allergens.
An easy way to introduce moisture into your indoor environment is by installing a whole-house humidifier. Climate Control Company’s technicians are trained to not only test your indoor air, but to install the humidifier you and your home need for better air and better health.
HOW DOES A HUMIDIFIER WORK?
A whole-house humidifier is connected to ductwork where the air flows out of your furnace. A water supply line is installed to the humidifier panel. When the warm air passes over the humidifier panel, it picks up moisture, which is then distributed throughout the home via the ductwork system.
Climate Control Company has been the leader in home comfort for the residents of Glenwood Springs and the Vail and Roaring Fork Valleys since 1956. We hire the best technicians so you get the best outcomes.
For more information on how to make your home more comfortable this winter, call Climate Control Company today.