Humidity Control Is EXTREMELY Important!
Every house should have some humidity. It’s not healthy for you or for the house to have none. According to ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) the target should be 60% for average 72 degree homes.
You don’t want too much moisture, but you need to breath comfortably and healthy. Too much humidity can result in alternative health issues, mold, and water damage. Therefore it is imperative to have a targeted system in every house.
Not all HVAC systems include humidity controllers. If your contractor is not talking to you about this fairly low cost add on, you might be talking to the wrong person. Note that both humidifiers and dehumidifiers are involved in solutions that involve both hot and cold climates.
If you ignore humidity control, you are not only risking your health, but also your home. There was a time in which homes with black mold were burned in order to remedy. Although that was past, it should be noted that black mold is only one risk. The quality of your equipment and it’s life is also directly tied to humidity control. This one of many items that should be discussed when you are looking at HVAC replacement and or servicing.
For further explanation and honest answers, please reach out to Vent Heating & Cooling, LLC. Visit at: www.venthvac.com or call 440-785-2629