Dry air inside our homes can be a common problem in Yucaipa, CA, both during the long warm season and the shorter cool season. When your home suffers from low humidity, the best solution is to contact an indoor air quality professional and arrange for the installation of a whole-house humidifier to balance the humidity levels. Portable humidifiers are a good choice if you only need to increase the humidity in a single room, like an infant’s, but they are ineffective when it comes to the rest of the house. With the help of a professional, you can have the humidity raised to pleasant and healthy levels without the danger of making the home too humid (and initiating a whole new set of problems.)
How can you tell that your home will benefit from a humidifier? Here are some of the signs to watch for:
- Sharper edge to cool temperatures: Dry air can make it a bit high heat more tolerable, but it has the reverse effect on colder days. Low levels of moisture make it easy for heat to escape from your body, causing the temperature feel worse. If you think you are turning your heating system on more than you should for a Southern California home, look into getting a humidifier.
- Static electricity epidemic: If you encounter static shocks every time you touch a doorknob, find that your laundry and bed sheets cling to each other, and notice your hair sticking onto your comb, the problem may be very dry air.
- Dried sinuses and an increase in colds and flus: One of the principle problems that dry air causes is that it dries up sinuses and makes it easy for illnesses to spread from person to person. When you notice an increase in sickness in your home is that accompanied by dried-out sinuses and skin chapping, consider a whole-house humidifier to solve the problem.
Russell’s Heating and Air Conditioning offers installation of humidifiers (as well as dehumidifiers) throughout the Inland Empire and Desert Communities.