home humidity

October 22, 2019

No More Dry Winter Air: Benefits of Whole House Humidifiers

House humidifiers are a helpful home accessory, particularly in winter. During summer in our Georgia climate, humidity’s not in short supply. However, cold winter air doesn’t hold water vapor effectively.  As outside temperatures drop, therefore, the air’s noticeably dryer both outdoors and indoors. What’s Up With Dry Air? Dry indoor air triggers a variety of potential physical symptoms: dry skin, eye irritation, nasal reactions, scratchy throat and aggravated allergies. Transmission of contagious viruses including colds and flu is also more […]
February 7, 2017

Heat and Humidity: Finding the Right Balance

During the winter season, how many times does your home’s indoor air feel too dry? Once in a while or practically every day? Your thermostat probably isn’t much help for finding the right balance of comfort and efficiency — only higher heating bills. Finding the perfect balance of heat and humidity in your home requires taking deliberate steps. Read on to learn why and what you can do. Humidity and the Heating Months There are a few reasons why your […]
May 3, 2016

Get the “Feels Like” Temperature in Your Home Under Control

The “feels like” temperature inside your home isn’t always measured by the thermostat or a thermometer’s reading because humidity levels impact comfort almost as much as the actual air temperature. Because humans rely on evaporation to maintain optimal comfort, how fast moisture dries from your skin impacts physical ease. Overly dry air instantly cools you off, since skin evaporation is fast. In humid environments like ours, too much humidity is a far more common issue than too little. High humidity […]
September 24, 2015

What Are Some Signs Your Home Has a Humidity Problem?

Home humidity problems degrade indoor air quality, increase energy bills, and may actually damage your home and possessions. High indoor humidity also encourages the growth and spread of many microorganisms that affect health and comfort. Look for the following signs to determine if you have a home humidity problem. Mold and Mildew High indoor humidity invites mold and mildew development. Black, green, and pink spots on walls and ceilings are sure indicators you have a home humidity problem. Even common […]