The weather in West Fargo, ND, can vary from season to season. Along with temperature fluctuations come the changes in humidity that people experience between the outside air and that in their homes. It’s actually very important to monitor the amount of moisture we have in our indoor atmosphere, and that can be done through the use of a humidistat. Having a moisture level that is too high or too low inside your home can change how you feel, affect the materials in your household and much more. When it comes to using a humidifier or dehumidifier in your residence, how do you know which is appropriate for the winter months?
Monitoring Humidity in Your Home
The best way to know which unit you should be using is to figure out what the humidity level is in your home. A simple humidistat can be moved from room to room. Don’t be surprised if the levels change as you move around the house. Moisture levels tend to be higher in areas like the basement, where part of the home is underground.
Humidifiers Versus Dehumidifiers
A humidifier is designed to add moisture into the air that you breathe. This is usually the unit that you’ll use the most during the winter months. Cooler temperatures tend to decrease humidity in the air, which can require you to alter your home’s humidity level to a higher degree.
A dehumidifier is used to remove humidity from the air. There may be times when you need to run your dehumidifier during the winter if the temperature has started to creep up, affecting your home’s internal humidity. However, you’ll likely notice that you’ll be switching off your dehumidifier for the greater part of the winter months.
Contact Cass County Heating, Inc if you are in need of assistance determining the humidity level of your home or if you’d like to have a humidifier or dehumidifier installed onto the household’s main HVAC system. Besides indoor air quality concerns, we handle the complete range of heating and cooling installation, maintenance and repair services. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call us today.