Indoor air quality is a common concern for homeowners everywhere. Because your home is an enclosed space, it usually takes some care to keep the air quality in balance. One common issue is that heating and air conditioning systems can make the air in your home too dry, which can cause health problems and damage your home. If you have been experiencing some of these signs of dry air in the home, you should consider installing a humidifier.
Although static electricity is usually more of a nuisance than a danger, it is an important indicator that the air in your house is very dry. In some cases static electricity can actually be very destructive, since it can damage sensitive electronics.
Dry air from heating and air conditioning can cause uncomfortable symptoms in people, such as sore throats, dry or irritated eyes, nosebleeds, and dry skin issues. Even worse, dry air can dry out mucus membranes, which can put your body at greater risk of infection from germs and harmful particles. Some allergies and respiratory problems can become worse in dry conditions.
You may notice the effects of dry air on your walls or furniture as well. Wallpaper may crack, peel, or become brittle, a result of dry air from heating and AC. You may also notice signs of cracking in furniture or in paint. Keeping humidity at an even, balanced level will help keep the contents of your home in good shape, in addition to helping your health.
Air conditioning and heating are important to your home, but humidity levels should not be ignored. Have an AC and heating contractor install a humidifier in your home and learn how to use it properly. McCrea Heating & Air Conditioning can install a humidifier in your home to help keep your air quality balanced and healthy. Give us a call today at (800) 788-6216 or visit us online to learn more about our heating and AC products and services.
Keeping your home in good shape requires keeping track of many appliances and systems around your house. To make life easier for the homeowner, the Home Maintenance app makes it simple and straightforward to manage the upkeep of your home.
Inside the app, you can program information like the dates and details of recent repairs, upcoming appointments, and the recommended intervals between maintenance checks. You can also add photos and personal details, and set up reminders and alerts to help keep your home maintenance organized.
Keeping your air conditioning and heating systems maintained properly is one of the best ways to prolong their life and save energy. Call McCrea Heating & Air Conditioning at (800) 788-6216 to set up a maintenance program, or visit us online to learn more.