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Winter is still quite a few months away, but if you’re still plagued with memories of dry skin, static electricity and wilting indoor plants from the previous cold season, it may be time to start thinking about ways to raise the humidity levels in your Loveland, CO home before the weather starts to turn.
Low-moisture air not only makes it harder to breathe, it can also have a detrimental effect on wooden furniture.
Below are just a few ways you can get more moisture into the air that’s inside your Loveland, CO household.
First things first- clock your humidity level
Most wall-based thermostats don’t track humidity levels, so if the air inside is a bit on the dry side, you won’t be able to determine exactly how dry the air is without a second component.
The good news is that you can purchase an indoor humidity gauge online, and in many cases, they can be purchased for under $15 each.
The ideal in-home humidity levels span between 35% and 45%, so if you’re clocking levels that are below that, you could run into some problems.
Buy a humidifier
If you’re experiencing problems during the nighttime hours, you may want to consider buying a humidifier for your bedroom. Most can be purchased at places like Target, Walmart or Amazon and they’re relatively simple to operate.
You’ll want to keep in mind that small humidifiers are best when used in smaller, confined spaces, like bedrooms. If you’re having problems throughout your home, you may want to consider other options.
Shower with the bathroom door open
If you’re the type of person who enjoys long, warm showers, an easy way to raise your home’s humidity levels is to leave your bathroom door open while you’re showering. This will allow the steamy air that typically stays inside your bathroom to escape to other parts of your home.
Consider talking to a Loveland, HVAC expert about a whole-home humidifier
If spot treatments (aka, small humidifiers) won’t cut it you may want to speak with a local HVAC company about the benefits of installing a whole home humidifier. The cost to purchase this type of unit (along with cost to install it) can vary quite a bit based on the make and model you’re interested in.
One of the most attractive benefits of a whole-home humidifier is that once it’s installed, you can essentially set it and forget it. You can set the dial to your desired humidity level and the unit will do the rest.
When you work with Redline Heating you’ll be working with a company that understands the importance of only hiring the best and most experienced HVAC technicians.