Making sure that the air in your home is both comfortable and safe for you and your family members is one of the most responsible things that you can do as a homeowner. You may think that comfort and air quality revolve around the temperature of your air and the presence of allergens and other pollutants. However, there are several reasons that humidity control is an important part of the air quality in your Waynesboro, VA, home.

1. Lack of Comfort

Humidity is the amount of moisture that is present in your home, and it has a direct impact on your indoor air quality. If there’s too much humidity in the air, the entire house can feel stuffy, and it may seem hard to breathe.

On the other hand, an insufficient amount of humidity makes the air feel too dry. This dry air can result in itchy, watery eyes and even nosebleeds. To keep your family comfortable while inside your home, it’s important to properly control the humidity levels. One of our service technicians can let you know if your home needs more or less humidity to keep everyone comfortable.

2. Protect Your Flooring

If you have wood floors in your home, natural or laminate, it’s important to maintain proper humidity levels in the home. If the humidity in your home is too high, meaning there is too much moisture in the air, your flooring planks can warp and become detached from the pieces beside them. Once these pieces of flooring begin to warp and cup, there’s no repairing them, meaning that you’ll have to install new flooring.

3. Bacterial Growth

Not only can too much humidity damage your home, but it can also have a negative impact on your family’s health. Since humidity is moisture, too much of it in the air can lead to bacterial growth forming inside your home. This is incredibly dangerous when inhaled.

Humidity control is just one of the indoor air quality solutions that our team offers. Call Valley Air Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today to find out more about our indoor air quality solutions and the rest of our HVAC services.

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