Thursday, December 8, 2016

Humidifier Or Dehumidifier... Or Both?

Now that we have finally made it into the cold season, you may have been experiencing a few of the side effects, such as dry, itchy skin and chapped lips. The winter season can sometimes take a toll on our bodies and even our homes as well. The same thing can happen during the summer months as well. The extra moisture in the air not only warps wood furniture, it can also sometimes cause asthma. Luckily, there's something that you can do to help make it more comfortable in your home. Your Lake of the Ozarks heating and cooling company explains the difference between dehumidifiers and humidifiers and if they're a right fit for your home. 


Dehumidifiers are typically used during the summer months when the air is warm and humid. They decrease the amount of moisture in the air, which helps controls mildew and mold from growing in your home, which could keep headaches and allergies at bay. If you experience respiratory issues like asthma, then installing a dehumidifier could help. 


Humidifiers are typically used during the winter months when the air is cold and dry. They increase the amount of moisture in the air, which helps keep skin from drying out. In addition to keeping skin moisturized, humidifiers help control nasal congestion and allergies. 

Finding Balance

When the humidity levels in your home get out of balanced, the first place you might notice it is your personal health. Dry air can promote skin issues like eczema, psoriasis and chapped lips, while too much moisture in the air can cause mold and mildew to grow, which could cause respiratory issues and other serious illnesses. In addition to personal health issues, over time, these conditions could cause damage to your home. Dry air could cause some types of wood to crack and split, while humid air could cause it to warp. If your home has an extensive mold issue, you may have to replace all the infested material to make sure it is completely gone from the premises. 

Which is right for your home?

If the levels of humidity in your entire home is off, it may be best to install a whole home system. However, if the problem is just in a certain area or room, smaller or portable units may be the right solution for your home. The best way to figure out the humidity levels in your home is to install a hygrometer, which reads the percentage of air in your home. 

Gain Balance With Royal Heating & Air

Typically, your HVAC system will control the amount of humidity in your home. However, sometimes it needs a little help. Luckily, with the help of dehumidifiers and humidifiers, your home can give you comfort no matter the season. If you need help figuring out if your home needs a humidifier or dehumidifiers, call the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks. Royal Heating & Air can let you know the proper type and size of unit that you need in your home. To schedule an appointment, call 573-480-4313 today!

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