In Arizona, They Say It’s A Dry Heat – But Is It Too Dry?

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Let’s face it, when you live in the Arizona desert, you expect the climate to be hot and dry – outside. With central air conditioning, the environment inside your home should be a perfect 70 degrees (give or take) with a target humidity level between 40-50 percent. Phoenix homeowners tend to put a lot of focus on temperature. However, indoor humidity plays an important role in creating a comfortable home environment. Doctors advise we should drink eight glasses of water per day to hydrate our bodies. As well, we need to make sure our living environment is not too arid.

The Effects of Low Humidity

When the humidity level inside your home dips below 30 percent, you may notice unwanted physical symptoms, such as dry skin, itchy eyes, irritated nasal passages, nose bleeds and a raspy cough. Waking up in the middle of the night with a parched mouth and feeling dehydrated is not a pleasant experience. As well, your home itself may show the effects of low humidity. Cracks in the wood flooring or furniture may appear. Molding and other fittings can lose their shape. A super dry home will age more quickly and look more withered.

Benefits of A Whole House Humidifier

Maintaining proper humidity in your home has many benefits, including:

  • Healthier Skin, Healthier You – If you’ve been experiencing dry skin and other unfortunate dehydration-related symptoms, increasing the humidity level in your home will help reduce those vexing problems. You may notice the dryness and irritation in your nasal passages has gone away.
  • Better Night’s Sleep – You’ll be better able to sleep through the night if you don’t have to get up multiple times to drink water. When you’re not feeling irritable you tend to sleep better.
  • Your Pets Will Thank You – Furry friends suffer from a dry environment, too. A whole house humidifier will help your four-legged family members feel more comfortable around the house.

Schedule A Spring Tune up Today

Our goal is to provide you with the most comfortable environment imaginable. That includes temperature, indoor air quality and humidity – all delivered in the most energy efficient, cost effective way possible. If you’d like to speak to one of our friendly service technicians, please give us a call today. We’d be happy to discuss your comfort anytime.