No one knows your home heating and cooling system better than the NATE-certified technicians at B. Carlson Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. Additionally, we know how to effectively achieve nearly perfect humidity levels in your home all year long. This is important because your home humidification can greatly impact your health and comfortability. If you’ve ever heard the saying, “It’s not the heat—it’s the humidity,” you’ll know that few factors can impact your body’s perception of comfort more than humidity. It’s also true that when it comes to the humidity levels in your New Mexico home that there is a fairly narrow range between too much humidity and not enough. Industry experts state that keeping the humidity in your home between 30-50% can help reduce the chances of unwanted conditions that could lead to an unhealthy home environment or possibly even permanent damage to furniture and other items in your home.
Call the professionals at B. Carlson Heating, Air Conditioning, and Plumbing at 505-225-3016 today for all of your home humidification needs!
Problems with Too Little Humidity
Like everything else in life, balance is necessary when it comes to your home’s humidity levels. When you don’t have enough humidity, the air can become too dry, leading to possible static shocks, chronic health issues, and even tuning adjustments in musical instruments. It can also cause:
- Sore throats
- Dry, itchy skin
- Nose bleeds
- Sinus irritation
- Cracked wood floors
- Peeled paint or wallpaper
- Decreased home comfort
Without the necessary amount of moisture in the air, you might feel like you’re cold all the time, despite continuously cranking the thermostat higher than it should be. This could then lead to inflated energy bills because you’re overusing your home’s cooling system in a fruitless effort to become comfortable.
If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms in your home, contact us online now to get your home’s humidity levels back to normal!
Problems with Too Much Humidity
Similar to a home lacking humidity, a home with too much humidity can quickly become uncomfortable and frustrating. Although the summers in New Mexico tend to be hot and humid, you shouldn’t have to come home to a similar situation. Your home should be a place where you can unwind and relax without sweating or feeling like you have to constantly shower just to feel clean. If your home has too much humidity, you might notice:
- Clammy, sweaty, or sticky skin
- Musty-smelling odors
- Rotting wood floors
- Warped wood furniture
- Peeling paint
- “Sweating” water pipes
- Windows covered in condensation
- Ceilings or walls with damp spots, mold, or mildew
If you have too much moisture in the air, your home could also be a breeding ground for termites, cockroaches, or other pests. Also, dust mites and the growth of mold could lead to an increased irritation to your allergies or asthma.
Do these warning signs sound familiar? Don’t wait—give us a call today at 505-225-3016 to adjust and improve the humidity levels in your home!
Whole House Steam Humidifiers in Albuquerque, NM
One solution to an imbalance in your home’s humidification process is a whole house humidifier! We install an automatic Aprilaire steam humidifier that controls the humidity levels for you, so you don’t have to worry about manually adjusting any settings. It can be installed in your home’s forced air heating system and, if your home is heated by a boiler system, our whole house humidifier can be installed remotely. The Aprilaire whole house steam humidifier has a capacity of nearly 23 gallons of water per day, which allows it to humidify nearly 6,200 square feet. This is a great option to return your home to a comfortable place for you and your family!
Are you ready to maintain healthy humidity levels in your Albuquerque home? Contact us today for a whole house steam humidifier installation!