Do You Need to Pair Your Air Conditioner with a Humidifier?

When the heat of summer is upon us in full force, your first thoughts when it comes to comfort will be of your air conditioning system. There is no denying that your AC is going to play a major role during the hottest time of the year, but it can actually also help to exacerbate a problem in many homes: that of dry air. If the air in your home is excessively dry, then you are going to suffer some ill effects as a result. Fortunately for you, you need only dial our number to have an outstanding whole-house humidifier installed in Darien, CT.

Signs That You Need More Humidification

When your air conditioner is running, it serves to dehumidify the air in your home as part of the cooling process. It is not a dehumidifier, of course, and you cannot count on your AC to sufficiently dehumidify the air in your home if you have issues with high humidity. If you don’t have high humidity, though, you may find that your air conditioner is actually drying out the air in your home too much. You may notice that your skin is dry and cracks easily, or that you have frequent sore throats or even bloody noses. You may also notice wallpaper splitting, and paint chipping away from your walls. If so, adding a sufficient amount of humidity to the air within your home may be necessary to resolve the problem(s).

Why Choose a Whole-House Humidifier?

You may be familiar with the portable humidifiers that some people keep in their bedrooms. These devices are fine if you are trying to add a little more humidity to the air in your bedroom, or if you just want to humidify a small studio or a dorm room. They are far from ideal, though, if you plan on humidifying your entire house. When you use a whole-house humidifier, instead, you can humidify the air throughout the entire house without having to move a portable unit from room to room. You also don’t have to worry about refilling a storage tank.

Schedule your IAQ services with the professionals here on the T&H Mechanical Systems team.