Do I Need a Humidifier or Dehumidifier in the Winter?

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During the Winter, Do I Need a Humidifier or Dehumidifier?

Your indoor environment and overall health can benefit from installing a humidifier or dehumidifier to provide the highest level of humidity control, comfort and the best possible indoor air quality. Whether you need one or the other largely depends on the season of the year and the total amount of moisture in your home’s indoor air. In some cases, having a humidifier and a dehumidifier may be the best solution to round out your Evansville area home’s humidification system.

Inside air tends to be drier during the winter since heat removes moisture from the air. Too dry air also makes skin drier and more prone to crack. Sinuses tend to dry out, causing us to develop infections more easily. In addition to the physical effects of too little humidity, homes are affected, too. Static electricity becomes a problem for large and small electronic devices.  

Too much moisture in the air can cause mold and mildew to grow, which also adversely affects our health. Mold and mildew can also damage carpets, drywall and home furnishings. Even in a heated basement, high humidity can be an issue during the winter months. A dehumidifier can help alleviate possible challenges.

Check The Humidity Levels In Your Home

The Comfort Specialists at Brackett Heating & Air will assess your home’s specific indoor environment by checking the humidity levels inside every level of your home, including the basement. Once they determine the amount of moisture in the air, they’ll be able to offer solutions to address any issues discovered. 

Learn More About Your Humidifier Options

Brackett Heating & Air offers home humidification systems to raise humidity as well as dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air.  We also sell other indoor air quality products to make your indoor environment as healthy as possible. 

Brackett has been serving the residents of the Evansville, Indiana area for four generations by providing the highest quality products and services available. 

Call our office today to schedule a complete evaluation of your home’s indoor environment. Let Brackett Heating & Air help to make your home comfortable, healthy and safe this winter and all year long.