The correct humidity level in your Farmington Hills area home is essential for not only your comfort, but also for your health. When your humidity is too low or too high indoors, both your home and your body suffer the consequences. At Harriman Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help regulate your humidity levels properly with a whole-house humidifier. Our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals are experts at installing, repairing, and maintaining these humidifiers.
What Can Happen Without a Whole-House Humidifier?
During the colder season, our inside air becomes drier, requiring additional humidity. When the warmer season is here, our inside air is moister, requiring less humidity. When these ratios get out of proportion, your Michigan home’s comfort turns upside down. Your body reacts to the difference and so does your home.
Our professionals know your air conditioner goes a long way in contributing to your humidity control. But we also know it may not be enough in many cases. And if your humidity is too high, your air conditioner will work harder to cool your home, costing you more money, without ever achieving the comfort you expect.
This is where your air conditioner can benefit from a humidifier. It works alongside your current heating and cooling system, accessing flowing water from your plumbing system, giving you the right level of humidity for your home.
Inappropriate humidity levels cause negative ramifications of distress. With both lower and higher humidity levels, respiratory illnesses can start appearing and physical damage to your home occurs.
What Are Signs of Too Low Humidity?
A whole-house humidifier will add a suitable amount of humidity to your home when your levels are too low, especially when your heater is running during the cooler months. We recommend an ideal level of 35 to 40 percent. Any lower than this, and you may notice some these signs of too low humidity levels in your home:
- Respiratory issues
- Allergies or congestion
- Cracked wood furniture, instruments, floors, or structural elements
- Nose bleed
- Sore throat
- Pronounced snoring
- Dry skin
- Excessive static electricity
What Are the Benefits of a Whole-House Humidifier?
When you install a whole-house humidifier, in addition to the leading benefit of increased home comfort, you will reap others as well:
- Lower energy bills, particularly heating costs
- Better physical health
- Protection for wood home contents like furniture, instruments, floors, or structural elements
We Install, Repair, and Maintain Whole-House Humidifiers
If you would like us to install a new humidifier system—your first one or a replacement—we will accurately calculate the model and size best suited for your home to give you the high level of comfort you expect in your home.
Alternatively, if you already have a humidifier working in your home and it is not working well, our trained and knowledgeable experts are here to help. We will get yours up and running in no time if there’s an issue.
We will also help you maintain your humidifier, to keep it working at its full potential when you need it most and to help promote its long life. Consider participating in our maintenance program, so we can keep you on track annually. We have several packages, and our team is happy to assist you in selecting the one right for both your needs and budget.
Call Us for All Your Whole-House Humidifier Needs
At Harriman Heating & Air Conditioning, we are expertly trained in home-comfort needs. Our goal is to bring you the highest level of comfort in your Farmington Hills, MI home alongside excellent customer service. Call us today at 734-271-6200 or request service online so we can help.