The Importance of Maintaining Your Humidifier, Even in the Summer
As Minnesotans, one of the (very few) nags of summer is the high humidity. Frizzy hair, sticky kitchen countertops, increased use of deodorant. Keeping your house humidifier in tip top shape is the last thing on your honey-do list. Stay Comfy Minnesota’s Danny Burford provides some tips on the importance of maintaining your house humidifier during all four seasons.
Why is maintaining humidity levels in your home important?
Maintaining normal levels of humidity keep everything and everyone comfortable and healthy. Though it may not seem like it, your house humidifier is working round the clock, even in the summer.
How do you know if your house is too humid in the summer or in the winter?
There are a few signs to look for. During the summer, your toilets will sweat and your carpet will feel wet. Then, when you turn on your AC, the duct work could sweat, causing condensation drips on your finished ceiling.
In the winter, you will have a build up of moisture on your windows. As that moisture collects, it runs down your windows, which could result in mold growth and rotting window sills.
What is the danger to having too much humidity in your house?
Too much humidity in your home can cause black mold, which could lead to respiratory issues. Bottom line, keep tabs on your levels.
What level should you keep your humidifier at?
Your humidity level is a delicate balance between where you are comfortable and what your house can handle. Too little humidity could cause dryness, nose bleeds and static. Too much humidity can create black mold as well as a general lack of comfort.
How can you tell if you need a humidifier?
If your kids start playing the game of “who can shock each other the most after walking across the carpet”, it may be time to give your Factory Authorized Dealer a call. You can find the one closest to you at StayComfyMinnesota.com.
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