Addressing Low Humidity Problems in the Winter

The warm cozy air you enjoy in winter is a product of your hardworking heating and air conditioning system. Unfortunately, while this air is the perfect shield to protect against the cold, it can be very dry. Low humidity is a common problem in many heating systems, and can lead to a drop in your indoor air quality, affecting the health of your family.


Luckily, you don’t have to suffer through the season dealing with the side effects of dry air. There are steps you can take to help improve your indoor humidity and boost comfort levels in your home. Here are a few tips from our experts at Kemnitz.

What Is Humidity?

Humidity is a measure of how much water vapor is in the air. Controlling humidity levels is an important part of maintaining your indoor air quality. If the level is too high, you’ll begin to feel warmer, even in the summer when your air conditioning unit is running. If it’s too low, you’ll see and feel the effects of dry air on your skin, lips and eyes.


A humidifier lets you control how much humidity is in your home. Recommendations can vary from one location to another, but the general rule is to keep humidity at around 40%. There are HVAC systems that already come with their own humidity control system. However, there are also stand-alone humidifiers that can be retrofitted to existing heating and cooling systems. Ask your local HVAC specialists about humidifiers and how they can benefit your home.

Do You Need a Humidifier?

Whether or not you need a humidifier depends mostly on your own needs. Some homeowners decide to get a humidifier retrofit along with an AC repair job, particularly before the winter season. In other cases, controlling humidity levels isn’t necessary. The most straightforward way to find out if a humidifier is for you is to have your home’s indoor air quality tested by a professional. This will give you an idea of whether a humidifier can resolve your issues, as well as provide you with other solutions for your home.

Trust Our Indoor Air Quality Experts at Kemnitz

At Kemnitz, our professionals are more than happy to help you improve your indoor air quality with a humidifier systems. Give us a call at (949) 453-8500 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and get a free quote on humidifier installations today. We serve homeowners in Orange County and nearby areas.

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