Sometimes, it feels like you just can’t win. Regardless of the season in Martinsburg, West Virginia, humidity can become a problem in one way or another. During the summer, too much humidity can cause mold growth and other air quality issues. In the fall and winter, different problems can arise from humidity. Too little humidity in your home can lead to reduced indoor air quality and unwanted changes in temperature, both resulting in reduced comfort. Here’s how humidity affects comfort.

Temperature Perception

Regarding your home, a relative humidity level between 40 and 60 percent is ideal. Anything higher or lower than that and you start to have problems. For example, too little humidity during the winter can affect how you perceive the temperature in your home. A lack of humidity makes the air feel cooler than it actually is, which can lead to discomfort, and a reduction in energy efficiency when you push the heater to compensate. Without a healthy, regular level of humidity, you’ll often be left in uncomfortable, fluctuating temperatures.

Indoor Air Quality

No one can be comfortable when they have a stuffy nose, an itchy throat, or a full-blown illness. Unfortunately, low humidity not only causes dry skin, but it also makes it easier for the flu virus to survive. Low humidity also contributes to congestion and dry, itchy eyes. You may also experience an increase in dust if the air isn’t humid enough, since a healthy level of humidity actually keeps some dust out of the air.

The Solution

So what can you do to avoid this discomfort? The easiest solution is to install a whole-home humidifier, which works with your HVAC system to create and maintain a healthy level of humidity. These healthy levels will leave your home more comfortable and healthy than it was before.

You don’t have to endure a fall and winter of sniffling and discomfort. Contact Griffith Energy Services to speak with our HVAC technicians about maintaining the humidity in your home with a whole-home humidifier. Call us today at 888-474-3391.

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Dear Customers,

At this time, when the news is dominated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency around the world, we wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.

We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the spread of the virus. This is an evolving situation and we will continue to develop and take necessary measures as needed. Our focus is to ensure that we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe.

Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Everyone on our team has received enhanced training and protocol briefings. We will continue to evolve and adjust these protocols as needed.
  • We are implementing telecommuting options for positions where applicable.
  • Non-essential work travel is currently on hold for all employees.
  • We are conducting enhanced cleaning practices at our locations and are instructing employees to continually sanitize their work stations and vehicles.
  • We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.

Information for you:
If you have an existing service appointment, we look forward to seeing you and want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to promote a safe and secure service experience.

During this challenging time, if you are experiencing symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus or have been exposed to it, in order to protect our team and all the customers we serve, we encourage you to please reschedule your service appointment, by calling us at 888-474-3391.

Your safety is our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in our team and our company.

Best regards,
Griffith Energy Services

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