Humidifiers In The Home Are A Good Idea

Is Dry Air an Issue in Your Home?

If you notice you suffer from the nagging discomfort of a dry throat and chapped lips regardless of the season, or if your wood furniture or floors are experiencing cracking, dry air may be an issue in your home.

How a Humidifier Can Help

The humidity level inside your home should range from somewhere between 30 to 50 percent according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Humidity above 55 percent can create a sticky and hot environment. Added moisture can also aid in the growth of mold and mildew, unwelcome guests you don’t want to invite over.

There are two types of humidifiers: cool mist and warm mist. A cool mist unit produces vapor that adds humidity to a space, while a warm mist unit produces a warm vapor that makes the environment feel warmer in colder months and environments. Which you should choose depends on your personal preference and the different features and functions each may offer. There are A LOT on the market from which to choose.

A humidifier in a bedroom space can help with year-round relief from sinus and allergy congestion issues. You may want to choose one that’s especially quiet so your sleep remains uninterrupted, or you may enjoy one that creates a bit of white noise. In a child’s bedroom, a unit that provides a nightlight of sorts may be particularly convenient.

When you are looking to treat a large space, be sure the unit you choose is made to handle the square footage needed. See how many hours the tank will typically provide you before it needs to be refilled. You don’t want to be stuck on a cycle of endless refilling. You might even choose a unit that contains a sensor to read the room’s humidity level so it can adjust its output accordingly. Some units can even be used with added essential oils, allowing for an aromatherapy use.

Whole Home Units

If you’re looking for a humidifier to treat an entire home, you should call on an HVAC professional as these units need to be integrated into your existing heating system and ductwork.

Want to learn more? We’re here to help solve whatever heating, cooling or HVAC woe you’re experiencing. Call A&T Heating and Air Conditioning in Mohnton, Berks County, PA at 484-516-1017 or visit us online at We’re happy to come out to see how we can assist you.