We know it sounds strange but hear us out. Humidity isn’t always a bad thing–it just depends on what you are looking for in terms of comfort. If you are looking to cool off, humidity is definitely a hindrance. However, humidity can offer a helping hand in the effort to keep you and your home warm.
If you are curious about the benefits of humidity in the effort to keep your home comfy during winter, we are happy to give you some information. On top of that, if you are looking for ways to improve the environment in your home throughout the cooler months of the year, our service technicians are ready to help.
For now though let’s discuss how humidity can actually be helpful for your comfort and your indoor air quality in Jefferson, MD.
All About Transfer Mediums
Obviously warmth is able to be transferred in the air. This is, after all, how things like furnaces and heat pumps produce heat. With that said, water is known to be a much more effective transfer medium than just air. This is why hot days with high humidity are far less comfortable than summer days with dry air.
Knowing this, it makes sense that humidity levels in your home would have the ability to impact your comfort–such as low humidity decreasing your comfort in winter!
Dry or Humid?
When we are talking about increasing the humidity in your home, we aren’t talking about bringing the environment of a humid summer day in the house. What we are saying is that you can increase the moisture levels inside the house just enough to help your home hold heat more easily and facilitate the job your heater is trying to accomplish.
This translates to a home that is purely enjoyable rather than one that is just dry or humid.
How Do You Add Humidity to Your Home?
If you are interested in the prospect of introducing some humidity into your home environment, we have solutions you should know about that are much more efficient than simply leaving the bathroom door propped open during a shower. We have two key options that you should know about.
- Humidifiers: Before you go out and purchase a portable humidifier, we want to let you know that there is an option to have a humidifier installed as a part of your home comfort system. This means you won’t have to worry about set up or storage when you realize that you could use a little more moisture in the air.
- Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs): We love ERVS because they save money and optimize comfort. ERVs are used to pull fresh air indoors without sacrificing heat, thereby saving you energy. What’s more, ERVs also save humidity in the air, making them the perfect addition to your home.
The team at Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing wants to be Your Whole House Approach to comfort throughout the year. Whether you need a repair, an installation, or a new idea to optimize your comfort, we’ve got you covered.