Humidity Control

Humidity Control For Fox River Valley Homes and Businesses

Trust the experts at Compass Heating and Air to help you control the humidity in your Fox River Valley home or Business. Maintaining the proper humidity levels in your Fox River Valley home or business is essential for comfort, health, and energy efficiency.

If the air in your home is too dry in the winter or too humid in the summer, call Compass at (630) 504-8688 or click below for a free consultation.

Ideal Home Humidity

The ideal home humidity level is between 30% and 50%. This range ensures optimal comfort, prevents mold and mildew growth, and helps maintain good indoor air quality. Additionally, proper humidity levels can reduce the risk of respiratory illnesses and allergies, as well as protect wood furniture and flooring from damage.

How Air Conditioning Affects Humidity

When an air conditioner cools the air, it also removes moisture. This makes the air feel more cool and comfortable in the summer. But, it only does this when the system is running. Otherwise, moisture builds up in the air.

Problems Caused By High Home Humidity

  • Mold and mildew growth
  • Increased risk of allergies and respiratory illnesses
  • Uncomfortable living conditions
  • Damage to wood furniture and flooring
  • Increased energy costs due to excessive air conditioning use

Whole-Home Dehumidifiers

Whole-home dehumidifiers work in conjunction with your HVAC system to maintain ideal humidity levels throughout your home or business. They use your existing ductwork and can work even when the AC isn’t running.

Benefits of whole-home dehumidifiers include improved indoor air quality, increased comfort, and protection for your home’s structure and furnishings.

To learn more about whole-home dehumidifiers, call Compass at (630) 504-8688 or click below for a free consultation.

How A Furnace Affects Humidity

Cold air is naturally dry. The furnace warms that air but doesn’t add moisture. That’s why humidity levels can get uncomfortably low during the winter: the humidity level is even further off from where it should be with dry, warm air.

Problems Caused by Low Home Humidity

  • Dry skin, eyes, and nasal passages
  • Increased risk of colds and respiratory infections
  • Static electricity buildup
  • Damage to wood furniture and flooring
  • Inefficient heating system performance

Fortunately, we can help you maintain healthy, more comfortable humidity levels year-round. Call us at (630) 504-8688 or click below for a free consultation.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Whole-home humidifiers work with your HVAC system to add moisture to the air in the winter. An optimal humidity level can help alleviate dry skin, prevent damage to wood furnishings, and help keep you healthy by improving overall indoor air quality.

Also, proper humidity levels can make your home feel warmer, allowing you to lower your thermostat and save on heating costs.

For more information on whole-home humidifiers, call Compass at (630) 504-8688 or click below for a free consultation.

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