Combat Dry Air & Humidity Levels
We know how dry our Missouri winters can be. We feel it in our skin, on our lips, even in our lungs. The moisture in the air drops dramatically which plays a role in how good the temperature feels in your home.
People are naturally sensitive to humidity. When it’s very humid outside, hot temperature is less bearable in the summer. Similarly, people can also feel worse when there’s too little moisture in the air in the winter.
Dry air in your home at 75 degrees feels different than warm air at 75 degrees. In fact, if the relative humidity is 0%, air temperatures set at 75 will actually feel like 69 degrees!
Proper humidity levels may mean you can set your home’s temperature at a lower number, saving you on energy and energy costs.
Most people feel the most comfortable at humidity levels between 30% and 50%. Whole home humidifiers can be added to furnace systems to add moisture to the heated air that gets circulated through your home in the winter. You can set your whole home humidifier to the percentage that feels right to you and your family.
Before facing another cold and dry Missouri winter, contact us at Jon Wayne Heating and Air to learn how a whole home humidifier could improve the air you breathe. We can install these humidifiers onto new or existing heating units.