Dealing with excess humidity or not enough humidity

You might think that with a whole home central HVAC unit with both heating and cooling capabilities, you don’t need any other form of climate control in your house. After all, you’ve got your air conditioner for hot and humid weather and you’ve got your heater for cold weather. However, there are a few things that you can do to complement and supplement your central HVAC unit. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers can be useful depending on the season and the weather. For example, when the weather is cold and dry, and you are running your heater constantly, there is a good chance that the air within your home will become quite dried out. This is when a humidifier comes into play, as a humidifier can return the moisture to your air. Dehumidifiers are useful during hot and humid weather, when you actually need the moisture level in your home to be reduced. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers can work in conjunction with your HVAC unit to not only make your home cooler or warmer, but far more comfortable because they can restore comfortable humidity levels to your home. There are even simpler tricks to deal with excess humidity. Something as simple as running an oscillating fan around the area that you just took a hot shower can keep the humidity from making the room feel uncomfortable. You can also use this trick while you are boiling a lot of water in the kitchen! Just keep the fan circulating air in the kitchen area, and the excess humidity from the boiling water should not cause the room to become stuffy.


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