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The Pros and Cons of Humidity Control

When it comes to indoor comfort, most people think of temperature control only. However, the humidity of indoor air also has a huge role in your comfort. Humidity is a little more difficult to control than temperature. Fortunately, humidity control systems exist, and our experts at Mountain View Heating in Bend, OR, can install a whole-home humidifier for you. Here are some pros and cons of humidity control.

Health Benefits

The desert environment of central Oregon already makes for dry air, and heating your home in the winter only makes it worse. Adding humidity to your indoor air has some serious health benefits. Dry air makes it more difficult to breathe, and if you already have allergies or asthma, these conditions are magnified. A humidifier will introduce moisture into the air and make things easier on your nasal system. This a much better long-term solution than cough drops that only provide temporary relief.

Better Sleep

Properly humidifying the home can lead to better sleep. We all know how difficult it is to sleep when the temperature isn’t right, but the wrong humidity level also makes a less-than-ideal environment. While our bodies won’t physically protest this lack of moisture, each breath isn’t ideal for sleeping. Without humidity in the air, you can wake up with cracked lips and skin. Also, low humidity can cause or aggravate snoring.

Water Leaks

Whole-home humidifiers can bring you many benefits, but they can potentially cause problems. Because they introduce water into the air, there is a chance for leaks to develop within the system. Leaking water can form puddles, which can cause mold and mildew and possible damage to walls and flooring. However, with proper maintenance and prompt repair for any problems, you can greatly reduce your risks.

Install Humidity Control

In this climate, you should consider adding a humidifier to your home. A professional company such as Mountain View Heating in Bend can install humidity control for you and your family. We also take care of other heating, cooling and maintenance problems. Please reach out to us today so we can help make your home a more comfortable place to be.

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