Any desert city like Tucson will suffer from problems due to low precipitation and low humidity. Although the dry weather can make the summer heat easier to bear (the lack of moisture in the air allows the human body to release heat faster), it also brings with it a number of problems, some of which can affect your health and the condition of your home. If the inside of your house suffers from low humidity, you can protect it with professional installation of a whole-house humidifier.
Small portable humidifiers can do a decent job of raising comfort in a single room, but they are rarely sufficient to solve the many issues of low humidity that will affect a house. Indoor air quality experts, like those at Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning, can install a system that will balance the humidity throughout all the rooms, without adding too much moisture. Our technicians have many years of experience dealing with the dry weather of Marana, AZ with humidifiers, and you can put your trust in their work to have the right whole-house humidifier installed.
Whole-house humidifier benefits
The principle danger to a home from low humidity (anything below 35–40% relative humidity) is that dry air rapidly draws moisture from surfaces, the same way it draws moisture from the human body. This can cause damage to building material and furnishings, particularly wood, which tends to crack in dry conditions. Precision devices, such as musical instruments, and antique items are highly susceptible to damage from low humidity. Dry air will also cause paint to chip and wallpaper to peel.
Low humidity is also a threat to health conditions in a home. A large number of viruses thrive in arid environments, and the dry air makes it easier to transmit communicable diseases, such as the common cold and flu. Low humidity is also connected to respiratory problems, dry and cracked skin, and eye and nose irritation. During colder temperatures, low humidity makes rooms feel less comfortable.
You must have a professional indoor air quality experts install a whole-house humidifier to counteract these problems, because amateur installation could lead to pushing the humidity too far the other direction: increased humidity (greater than 60%) will lead to damage to your home from mold, mildew, and water, and cause a separate set of health problems. Professionals will size the humidifier to give you the ideal balance of moisture inside the home to protect your furnishings and possessions as well as the health of residents.
Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning offers installation for humidifiers in Marana, AZ and the rest of the greater Tucson area.
We are available whenever your whole-house humidifier should require maintenance or repairs. Call us today for a healthier and more comfortable home environment.