It’s important that you maintain a healthy degree of moisture inside of your home to ensure you have healthy indoor air quality. Unfortunately, the amount of moisture that you have to add or remove to your interior atmosphere can vary based on a number of factors. One of these major factors is the season of the year you happen to be in.
Humidity in the Winter
During the months of cold weather, your indoor air tends to be a bit drier than when it’s warm out. The more you run your furnace, the drier your air may feel. This is the time of year when you’ll want to use a humidifier. A humidifier can be used as a stand-alone unit in a single room that is drier than others. You can also have a humidifier added onto your furnace, and the air that’s passed through your entire home will have more moisture in it.
When to Use a Dehumidifier
A lot of homes utilize a dehumidifier to remove moisture from the indoor air if the humidity level is too high, but most of them see a decreased use of the dehumidifier in the winter months. The only room where you may want to use a dehumidifier during the winter is your basement. Basements tend to have a higher degree of moisture than other areas of the house, regardless of the time of year. However, you may find that the unit doesn’t need to run much unless you’ve just experienced a major thaw.
In the summer months, a dehumidifier can address the higher levels of humidity that you’re likely experiencing inside. You can invest in a unit that monitors the humidity of the room it’s in, and it will turn on and off accordingly. Most areas of the U.S. have high humidity as the temperature starts to rise, so make sure your dehumidifier is ready once the winter thaw begins.
Contact Brisk Air if you’re located in or near the Coral Springs area and in need of a humidifier or dehumidifier. We also offer a full range of other heating and cooling services, including installation, maintenance and repair. Give us a call today to set up an appointment.