When the air gets cooler you probably notice that your hands and skin begin to dry out. This means that you may be forced to use more moisturizers to keep them from cracking. We spend most of our time indoors and with Las Vegas being such a dry climate, what can we do to make the air in our homes and offices hold more moisture? Well you can get a humidifier.
A Humidifier is exactly what the name entails; it is usually a small unit that is plugged in and placed in a room to help add humidity or moisture to a room. This is a quick solution that can be used, but will only allow the one room that it is in to remain humidified. You have to always check to make sure that the water tank is attached and full for the unit to work properly. This can be a very time consuming task and can actually not be worth the effort if you have to add one to each room in your home to allow the whole family some relief from the dry air. It would be a full time around the clock job to keep it up during the dry season!
Whole Home Humidifiers
Is there any other options? Yes of course there are! Many people are unaware that you can actually get a whole home humidifier. There are no water tanks to fill or room specific humidifying. A whole home humidifier is a unit that is attached to your air conditioning and heating unit that is already sending heat and air to your home. It sends water vapor through the ducts and allows humidity throughout the whole home. The humidity is controlled just like your temperature is with a sensor that keeps track of the amount of humidity that is sent out and adjusts accordingly.
Humidity Problems & Solutions
Some of the concerns with dry air are:
– Nasal cavities. The dry air can cause nose bleeds that can get worse as the air remains dry.
– Breathing problems such as asthma. The dry air causes more coughing which can lead to uncomfortable breathing.
– Damage to your home. A lot of furniture and frames are made from wood that needs to be hydrated to keep it looking its best. The dry air can warp and dry out wood which can lead to paint chipping and wood deteriorating much quicker.
Adding humidity to your home offers a solution and relief to all of the above dry air problems. Making sure that you have an adequate amount of humidity can help both your home’s structure itself and your health. Call Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning for all of your HVAC and air quality needs.