As someone living in Northeast Ohio, you are well aware of the region’s extreme weather and temperature fluctuations. During our long winters, the air can become extremely dry; similarly, in the summer our proximity to Lake Erie means high levels of humidity.
Both extremes can have a significant impact on your home’s air quality and your family’s health:
- Dry indoor air: Too little moisture in the air can also lead to health problems such as skin and throat irritation, dry mouth, chapped lips, bloody noses, itchy eyes, and asthma flare ups. Low humidity is also associated with excessive static electricity, cracks in floors and walls, and the buildup of dried allergens such as dust mites in the air supply.
- Humid indoor air: Too much moisture in the air can be just as uncomfortable and unhealthy. Excess humidity can attract pathogens, mold growth, and insects such as dust mites, which are bad news for anyone with respiratory issues. If you have noticed condensation on your windows, rotten wood, musty odors, or a clammy feeling in your home, you probably have a problem with too much humidity.
The most effective and budget-friendly solutions for air that is too dry or too humid are humidity control systems that can be installed in the ductwork of your home’s heating and cooling systems. These whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers are designed to continually monitor the humidity levels in the air and either add or remove moisture as needed. A properly installed humidifier or dehumidifier will keep the air comfortable at all times without requiring much maintenance over time.
The trained professionals at Verne & Ellsworth Hann have decades of experience working with all kinds of humidifier and dehumidifier equipment. Whether you are interested in having a humidification system installed or need repair or maintenance on an existing system, we are proud to offer quality service throughout the Greater Cleveland area.
If your home is too humid or dry, contact us today to schedule an in-home consultation with one of our Cleveland Air quality experts. We look forward to assessing your unique humidification needs and designing a personalized solution that works for you.