Whole Home Humidifiers are Perfect for the Dry San Diego Air
San Diego is dry, it has a low relative humidity level. Not as dry as Las Vegas, but lower than many parts of the eastern United States. If you use the heater or air conditioner, you make the air even drier. Using these systems on a regular basis can bring your humidity levels down to 10%, which is drier than the Sahara Desert.
Surfside Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. can help you fight the dry San Diego air with a whole home humidifier.
Low humidity levels may sound like a good thing, but that’s not necessarily the case. High humidity levels not only make you tired and sweaty, they can also cause mold growth and other moisture-related issues. In fact, high humidity was the issue that spurred the development and proliferation of air conditioning. But, some humidity is good.
Dry Itchy Skin? You May Need a Humidifier
If you have dry, itchy skin or static shocks, your house may need a whole home humidifier. Plenty of issues are caused by low home humidity, including:
- Increase the likelihood of getting colds and flues.
- Increase respiratory problems in people with respiratory illnesses.
- Increased issues for people who suffer from allergies.
- Damage to your home – walls, hardwood floors, and woodwork can crack.
- Damage to your electronics caused by too much static electricity.
- Dry, itchy skin.
Whole Home Humidifiers
Humidification is the process of adding moisture to the air. It is an important component of home comfort, but it is probably the most overlooked element of your HVAC systems. A whole home humidifier can add the proper amount of moisture to you indoor air so you can avoid the problems caused by too much dry air.
There are basically two types of whole home humidifiers, bypass and powered. A bypass humidifier is installed before the furnace on the return air ducting. It doesn’t have a fan; instead it takes the forced air from the furnace and pushed that through a humidifier.
A powered humidifier has its own fan and is mounted on the warm air ducting. Because it has its own fan, it does use some electricity. However, they don’t require extra installation space and they generally out perform bypass humidifiers.
The Perfect Air – Automatically
Though there are different types of whole home humidifiers, one with automatic controls is best because it can adjust to daytime and nighttime humidity levels. A whole home humidifier with automatic controls can keep your indoor air just right, day and night, and all year round.
Let Surfside Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. Help You Be Comfortable
Surfside Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. is a leader in the home comfort industry and can help you select the ideal whole home humidifier that fits your home needs and your budget. We offer free estimates, fast, friendly service, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Give one of our helpful representatives a call to see how we can make your home much more comfortable.