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Indoor air quality is something we all tend to take for granted. Because most of our homes are climate controlled, we assume all is well and as it should be. But if you're experiencing dry skin during the winter, the air in your home is probably to blame. Wondering why that might be? Wondering what to do about it?
The colder the air is the less humidity it can hold before it condenses, which is why cooler winter air means dryer air. Dryer air outside means dryer air inside. With the heat from your HVAC system, especially if it's a forced air system, your relative humidity is going to be almost non-existent. When the air inside and outside your home doesn't hold moisture, your skin suffers because there is no external moisture to keep it from drying out.
The best way to tackle the dry air in your home and create a more comfortable living environment is by increasing the relative humidity. When we're talking about relative humidity we're talking about a formula that indicates how much water vapor is present in the air.
Generally speaking the optimal relative humidity in your home is between 40% and 60%. Keeping your home in this range will not only help keep your skin from feeling so dry, itchy, and rough, it can also help fight off the viruses and bugs that go around in the winter, keep your sinuses from feeling dry and irritated, and help prevent itchy, dry eyes.
The best way to increase the relative humidity in your house and decrease your dry skin and other irritations is with a humidifier. The proper humidity can be achieved with the right system, which will help regulate the moisture levels in your home, and make you and your family more comfortable throughout the dry winter months.
To learn more about top-of-the-line Bryant humidifiers to help reduce the dry air and improve the indoor air quality in your home, contact us or call All City Heat and Air at 704-545-2000 today.
All City Heat and Air came out and installed a new system for me 2 years ago. We have had maintenance contracts on the system since then. Their professionalism is what stands out to me about them. It's under a service contract so it's covered by the contract. They come out every 6 months and the price covers the life of the contract.