Control Humidity in Your Home With a Whole-House Approach

Humidifier spreading steam into the living room

The level of humidity in your Washington home can make or break a healthy, comfortable environment for you and your family.

Too much humidity can turn your Tacoma home into a breeding ground for mold and mildew, while also damaging the structure of your home, attracting pesky insects, and aggravating respiratory problems.

Extremely dry air can fuel the growth of viruses and bacteria, and cause cracks in wooden furniture.

Resicon LLC, is your trusted electrical contractor, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) service provider. We can help you achieve the correct amount of moisture in your Tacoma home with a whole-house dehumidifier and a whole-house humidifier.

Our highly qualified HVAC experts are your best choice for installation, replacement, repair, and maintenance. We are committed to finding the best solutions for all your comfort needs.

Is the Humidity Too High?

Although climate and seasonal changes affect the amount of moisture in your Tacoma home, you should strive to maintain the appropriate level of humidity. The Mayo Clinic recommends a range of 30 to 50 percent humidity.

You easily can measure your home’s humidity level with a hygrometer, a small device available at home improvement shops and other retail stores. Wi-Fi–enabled smart thermostats also display humidity level in addition to temperature.

Visual and olfactory cues can help you determine if the indoor air in your home has too much moisture. A musty smell, condensation on windows, evidence of mold, peeling paint, and stains on walls all point to high humidity.

Call our experts at Resicon LLC for a consultation if you notice these signs in your Tacoma home. We can recommend a solution that will help you maintain your home’s humidity in the 35 to 50 percent range.

Is the Humidity Too Low?

If the air in your home is too dry, you may notice wood floors or furniture have warped or cracked. You may feel the sting of static electricity more frequently and suffer from lung and sinus problems, dry skin, and nosebleeds.

Extremely dry air can worsen allergy symptoms and make you feel dehydrated and thirsty. The air in your home also might seem colder than the temperature displayed on your thermostat.

How Do Humidity-Regulating Units Work?

Your central air conditioner helps to control humidity but may need assistance from a dehumidifier, especially on muggy summer days.  A whole-house dehumidifier removes moisture from the air before moving it through your HVAC system and into the ductwork in your Tacoma home.

A whole-house humidifier also works in conjunction with your HVAC and plumbing system, but it adds moisture to the air before it is distributed throughout your home.

Whole-house units provide better humidity control than portable equipment because they regulate moisture throughout the house, not just in one room. They are more convenient, quieter, and less intrusive than portable models.

Portable humidifiers and dehumidifiers take up living space and their water reservoirs require frequent refilling or draining. A portable unit is better than nothing, but it is a bandage approach to humidity control.

Why risk damage to your health and home when Resicon LLC can help you maintain the right amount of moisture in your living environment with a whole-house strategy? Our financing plan can make it easy to get started.

Call Us for Expert Advice

Make humidity control a priority in your Tacoma, WA, home. Talk to our HVAC professionals at Resicon LLC about whole-house equipment options. Call us at 253-625-7952 or request service online.