Air conditioning alone can’t satisfy your home’s humidity requirements. Your air conditioning system is designed to control temperature, not humidity, and only removes humidity as a byproduct of cooling. During the spring and fall seasons when it’s still cool outside but damp inside, your air conditioning isn’t running and your house is uncomfortable — you need an Aprilaire Whole-Home Dehumidifier.
Thermostats have come a long way since the days of the old mercury bulb thermostats. Thermostats today are digital and provide the homeowner with more information. Communicating controls even “talk” to your equipment and will notify you of any problems with your heating or cooling system.
Study after study shows that as homes become tighter and more energy-efficient, more contaminants become trapped inside. The air we breathe in our homes is loaded with pollutants like pollen, lung-damaging dust, pet hair, dander, dust mites, tobacco smoke, spores, disease-causing bacteria, and viruses.
According to medical experts, many viruses thrive in low humidity – increasing the likelihood of catching colds, flu and upper respiratory ailments. The American Society of Otolaryngology even reports that it is important to prevent an overly dry environment because it makes people more susceptible to infection.
Today’s homes eliminate nearly all wasteful air leaks, helping to control energy costs. Because homes are air tight, pollutants are trapped indoors. The health hazards from indoor air pollutants are broadly recognized as one of today’s top environmental hazards.