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Blog Title: Should you use a humidifier in heating?

Main Que: Why are humidifiers used more in heating than cooling?

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  • Query By: JENNIFER MILLER (Betterton, MI)
  • Date: 11/01/2013

Answer: The average comfort range for relative humidity in a home is from 30 to 35%. When cool outdoor air enters your home, it tends to dry out as it warms up, which can cause static electricity build-up and sinus problems. A humidifier will add moisture back into the air and minimize these problems during the winter months. However the humidity level achieved in a home is effected by how tight a home is, how often the doors open and close size and style of humidifier.

  • Replied By: JORDAN LE (Saint Johns, TX)
  • Replied Date: 11/09/2013