Humidity Imbalances

Humidity Imbalances

Humid air is not good for your family's health—or comfort. Air that's too dry causes problems, too.


High humidity

Indoor air that's too damp feels sticky on the skin, and requires more heating or cooling to feel comfortable. Excessively moist air can also lead to mold and mildew problems in the home, and it can ruin furniture, books, clothes and leather items.

Signs of excessive humidity in your home

  • Areas that are consistently damp
  • Musty odors
  • Cracking or flaking of paint
  • Condensation stains on ceiling
  • Sticky or clammy feeling in the air
  • Condensation or frost on windows
  • Peeling wallpaper
  • You find yourself lowering your thermostat or running your air conditioner more often to get comfortable

Overly dry air

Air that's too dry can increase static electricity, create cracks in furniture and leather, shrink wood floors, and cause breathing difficulty or even nosebleeds. When nasal passages dry out, the body can become more vulnerable to respiratory viruses.


Healthy Climate Solutions

A Healthy Climate® humidifier or dehumidifier works with your heating and cooling system to keep humidity at a comfortable level, usually between 30% and 50%.

Other benefits of whole-home humidity-control systems include

  • Superior performance. Because they're whole-home systems, versus portable units, they control moisture in every room.
  • Minimal maintenance required. No need to constantly fill or empty buckets of water.
  • Can help you save energy. By keeping your air comfortable at slightly warmer or cooler temperatures, these systems allow you to program your thermostat for efficiency.

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