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Won’t a Humidifier Make My Home Too Damp?

Dry air can often present a serious problem in a home. This situation often occurs because air conditioning systems draw moisture from the air as they cool a house, leading to air that’s too dry when the AC is running.

Dry air causes chapped lips, irritated eyes and skin, dried sinuses, the rapid spread of illnesses, and an easier environment for colds and viruses to thrive. Low moisture also damages wood surfaces and causes paint and wallpaper to peel.

Is a humidifier the best solution to these problems? Some homeowners are reluctant to install whole-house humidifiers out of concern they’ll end up with a damp house, which is incredibly uncomfortable in the summer.

Raleigh Heating & Air has installed many humidifiers in Raleigh, NC, and we can answer this question for you. Actually, we can provide two answers:

Yes, a humidifier will make your home too damp

If you have amateurs install a whole-house humidifier, or you try to take on the work yourself, you’ll probably end up with a humidifier that’s too powerful for the space.

Instead of balancing humidity around the 50–60% level, the system will push the humidity level higher, leading to the problems associated with muggy, moist air: water damage, mold and mildew growth, and warm temperatures feeling even warmer.

No, a humidifier won’t make your home too damp

You shouldn’t have anything to worry about if you have professionals install the whole-house humidifier. Experts will first select the correct unit size to fit the spaces in your home and make sure it won’t overcompensate and result in a humid home. (They’ll also ensure it’s powerful enough to fix the dry air problem.)

After choosing the unit, the professionals will properly integrate it into your HVAC system so it does exactly the job it should.

In addition to relying on professionals for humidifier installation, you should also turn to them whenever the system needs repairs. Proper care of the humidifier will ensure it continues to provide balanced humidity for years to come.

Contact us for humidifier service that won’t make your home damp

It takes training, skill, and familiarity with indoor air quality services to see that a home’s humidifier provides balanced moisture, not excess moisture. Raleigh Heating & Air has 30 years of experience installing whole-house humidifiers in Raleigh, NC, and we can see that your home’s dry air is fixed and no new problems are created.

Call us today to set up an appointment.

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