Thanks to our desert climate here in the Boise area, we don’t have to worry about suffering through the muggy, uncomfortable summers that some areas of our country experience. However, in the winter, the dry air we breathe can be more of a curse than a blessing — particularly when it comes to an indoor living space. 

As the team at Access Heating & Air Conditioning travels around to local residences providing heating repair, maintenance, and installation services this time of year, many of our customers report noticing more static electricity around their homes. Some also mention an increase in bloody noses. Others find that their wood flooring has started to dry out and cup throughout the house. 

Those are some sure signs that the humidity level in the home is too low and needs adjusting. Fortunately, there is a solution to that problem, and it involves calling your friends here at Access. 

We’ll talk more about that in a moment. First, check out this infographic for a quick overview of just how humidity affects your home in general:

If you’re experiencing the negative effects of low humidity in your home, we can restore a comfortable balance by installing a home humidifier. Read on as we explain your options.

Types of Home Humidifiers

Raising the humidity in your home to a comfortable level is relatively simple with a home humidifier. There are several different types we can install, depending on the size of your home.

  • Steam humidifier — An ideal option for a larger home with more square footage, a steam humidifier heats up water in a separate storage tank, allowing great control over humidity introduction. 
  • Power humidifiers — Perfect for homes with 1500-2500 square feet. A power humidifier uses a pad with water trickling over it and a fan that assists air movement across the pad to get humidity into the home. 
  • Bypass humidifiers — A great option for certain applications where a power or steam humidifier can’t fit into the system. A bypass humidifier simply allows return air from the furnace to flow across the humidifier pad and then circulates it back into the system.

If you’re unsure about what kind of humidifier is best for your home, don’t worry. That’s what we’re here for! For more information about how a lack of humidity can be affecting your indoor air quality, or to schedule an appointment for a home humidifier installation anywhere in Meridian, ID, or the surrounding communities, contact Access Heating & Air Conditioning today!