The most common type of HVAC system in this country is the central air conditioner and furnace. That’s true in our area as well, although as dry as our air tends to be, evaporative coolers, which add moisture to the air, are often preferred over central AC and heating, due to the latter’s tendency to dry out the air even more.
But evaporative coolers have some drawbacks: They use a lot of water; they don’t regulate temperature; and they don’t adequately filter the air. So what’s a good solution for dealing with too-dry air or other conditions in your home? Let’s look at some in-home appliances that may improve your comfort.
As mentioned, our Yuma homes often need supplementary humidification when relative humidity falls; lower than 40% can be downright uncomfortable. With low humidity, our skin will dry out and crack. Our nasal passages and throats may feel rough, dry, and irritated. Dry conditions may also be bad for wooden furnishings and floors. In-home appliances such as humidifiers are a much better choice than a portable humidifier, which you have to move from room to room. There are several different types of humidifiers, so talk to your HVAC consultant about the best type to install alongside your HVAC system.
Rarely do we in Yuma have occasion to need dehumidification, but it could happen, say, if your home tends to be excessively damp for whatever reason. In-home appliances, including dehumidifiers, perform much better than portable models, so look into having one installed in your HVAC system. You won’t have to be emptying any containers full of moisture; the excess condensation will be sent out of the home.
An airtight home may prevent the intrusion of moisture and airborne pollutants such as pollen, dust, and mold, but air quality may deteriorate without fresh air. A balanced ventilation system or other type of in-home appliances to improve air quality might be the solution.
To learn more about in-home appliances that give your HVAC unit a boost, contact Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company.