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Clarendon Hills Heating & Air: 3 Reasons to Install Home Humidification This Spring

March 20, 2016

The quality of Clarendon Hills heating & air in your home may not be top of mind, but symptoms of poor air quality could be plaguing your household. As the seasons change, air humidity changes with them, causing a host of complications in both health and home. At Precision Plumbing, we’re experts in installing home humidification systems that help alleviate some of these issues by keeping your home at proper humidity levels throughout every season of the year.

Below is a list of three of the most pressing reasons to consider installing a home humidification system this spring.

  • Health: Most people know that winter months bring with them symptoms of dry air such as dry skin, and the humid summer months bring the muggy feeling of thick air. What many people don’t realize is the drier air of the winter months is actually more conducive to breeding viruses which can lead to colds, flus and respiratory conditions. During the summer months, the increased humidity can lead to the growth of mold and fungi in your home, some of which can be dangerous to your health. Maintaining a healthy level of in-home humidity throughout the year helps alleviate these issues during the winter and summer months.
  • Preservation of Your Home: Both increased and decreased humidity can negatively impact the construction of your home. When drier air is present, it can do damage to wood floors, paint and plaster, electronics and musical instruments. In the summer, the higher humidity air can lead to complications with electronics as well, along with increased risk of mold and mildew, peeling wallpaper and rotting of wooden surfaces. Keeping the humidity of your home at a safe level prevents these complications from arising and helps preserve your home for years to come.
  • Energy Efficiency: Humidity plays a role in how we perceive our temperature. Everyone knows that added humidity to a hot day makes it unbearable, and in the winter when the air is drier, lower humidity can make the colder feel colder. Keeping your home at a comfortable level will help alleviate energy bills by helping the winter air feel warmer and the summer air more manageable. The EPA estimates a homeowner can save up to 4% on their energy bill for every degree they lower on their thermostat in the winter. Once you add that up, the savings in the winter alone can make an impact on your overall home efficiency.

When it comes to humidity, keeping your home at a healthy level can make a world of difference in health, comfort and home preservation. For all of your Clarendon Hills heating & air needs, look to Precision Plumbing for consultation, installation and maintenance.