Humidity is a year-round issue in Friendswood, Texas, and winter presents its own set of moisture-related challenges. Whether you’re dealing with high or low moisture levels, take a look at these three ways to maintain the perfect home humidity this winter.
Use a Dehumidifier
If you’re a longtime Texas resident, there’s a good chance you already own a whole-house dehumidifier. At Maxx AC & Heating, we frequently recommend these devices for homeowners who need help lowering humidity levels during the hot, sticky summer months.
Whole-house dehumidifiers are also smart investments in the winter, especially if your HVAC system struggles to maintain a humidity level below 50 percent. Keep yours running through the winter to decrease your family’s exposure to mold and dust mites.
Try a Humidifier
When the temperature drops in Texas, dry air is a common wintertime concern. Though dry air doesn’t cause the mold or other issues that overly humid air creates, low humidity leads to its own fair share of health concerns. In fact, dry air can exacerbate respiratory issues and increase your family’s risk of colds and infections.
To increase moisture levels, we recommend installing a humidifier. These devices work with your home’s HVAC system to ensure a healthy level of humidity throughout the winter.
Make the Most of Houseplants
If you’d prefer a DIY approach to optimizing home humidity, the answer might be right in front of your eyes. Houseplants are one of the best moisture mediators, and they give your home a fresh, green appearance while optimizing the humidity level.
Since houseplants release nearly 100 percent of the water they take in, placing several in a room will increase the moisture level. In contrast, peace lilies, Boston ferns, and other individual plants can actually lower the indoor humidity level. Place them in each room to achieve the desired effect, and keep your family healthy and comfortable throughout the winter.
Don’t let your indoor air quality compromise your family’s health or comfort. Call Maxx AC & Heating to learn more about our most effective solutions for optimizing humidity: 281-409-3890.
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