Problems Solved with Whole-Home Automatic Humidifiers
- Cracked wood and plaster
- Static shock
- Dry Sinus
Optimum relative humidity range to minimize harmful contaminants*
(a decrease in bar height indicates a decrease in effect for each of the items)
*ASHRAE: American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers
"It's easy to feel the effects of humidity and they're not limited to the summer months.
Don't let the air inside your house get too dry. Skin irritation, difficulty breathing and static electricity are common problems."
—Jill Mayfield (Austin Energy Green Building Program).
If your home is too dry, then a humidifier could do the trick.
If too dry an environment is your problem, consider a humidifier. Clues like awakening with a sore throat, dryness in your nose, or even a nose bleed are signs of too little humidity."
"Seasonal and even daily changes in humidity cause wood parts to swell and shrink, affecting tuning stability and touch. Extreme swings in humidity can eventually cause wood to crack and glue joints to fail.
Wood parts, glue-joints, metal parts and your piano's finish will all last longer if not subject to excessive humidity swings. Maintaining the correct environment will preserve your piano investment for a lifetime of enjoyment."