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Emergency Plumbing and Heating in Richmond VA

Low Humidity

Your heating system might be great at keeping your family warm, but is it causing a low humidity problem in your home? Not only does low humidity cause your home to feel colder, it can cost you money too. Overly dry air can cause wooden items, like floors or furniture to crack. It can also cause discomfort in people with allergies and asthma, and can increase the spread of infection. When the air is too dry, your sinuses produce more mucus, creating the perfect environment for infections to grow.

These problems are common in cold weather, but they can be alleviated by curing your low humidity problem with a whole-house humidifier. We recommend the Feild Controls or Aprilaire humidifiers because they affect your entire home environment and are reliable and efficient. ASHRAE recommends humidity levels between 40% & 60%. Only a steam humidifier can maintain these levels. Steam humidifiers will maintain a level of 55% relative humidity and 100% of the steam produced is used to humidify your home. It is the fastest and most efficient way to increase and maintain an acceptable level of humidity for your family. Give us a call. We have trained Indoor Air Quality Specialists that can help you pick the perfect humidifier to keep everyone in your home comfortable all winter long.