January 12, 2017

When it comes to home comfort, we think a lot about making our homes the perfect temperature. From high tech thermostats to energy efficient furnaces and air conditioners, there are lots of ways to get your home to your ideal temperature. But something that many homeowners don’t consider is humidity.

The humidity in your home has a significant effect on the way your home feels.

Effects on Your Health

We often experience low humidity in our homes in Ontario during the cold, dry winter months. Dry air in your home can lead to a number of symptoms, including:

  • Sore throats
  • Chapped lips
  • Nose bleeds
  • Dry Skin
  • Dry eyes

But the effects of low humidity are not just irritating. Low humidity can also increase your risk of colds, flu and other infections.

Effects on Your Home

Maintaining the humidity in your home is important not just for protecting your body, but for protecting certain belongings as well. Wood flooring, art, furniture and musical instruments can all be damaged by too little or too much humidity. High levels of moisture inside your home can also cause condensation on your windows, which can lead to mold growth.

Whole Home Solutions

It’s important to keep a perfect humidity level in your home in order to ensure the safety of your family, your home and your belongings. Keeping the humidity at the right level can prevent sickness and illness. That’s why we offer a whole home solution for your humidity needs. Instead of installing a portable unit in one room of your home, we’ll come and do an assessment to figure out the best whole-home solution for your needs.

Have questions about how we can help improve your indoor air quality? Contact Cross Heating & Air Conditioning today!