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The Importance of Humidity in the Workspace

group-of-peopleWe understand that managing all of your responsibilities can seem like a bit of a juggling act, and running a business is certainly no small task. However, ensuring the comfort of your employees and customers is key to any successful business. So, how do you do so on a budget?

In this week’s blog, we are going to be talking about the importance of humidity. Installing a humidifier this winter can actually improve heating efficiency while ensuring that your workspace remains a comfortable, cozy environment. Keep reading below to learn more. 

What is Humidity?

If we are going to be talking about humidity, it is important to first define the term relative humidity. Relative humidity is defined as the amount of moisture in the air, represented as a percentage. Typically, an indoor relative humidity level between 30% and 50% is ideal for personal comfort, and generally speaking, we are most comfortable with a level of 45%.

It is important to maintain an appropriate level of humidity inside your business, as too much or too little can greatly impact comfort and cause damage to any machinery or wood furnishing that may exist.

Benefits of a Humidifier

The air in winter can be very dry, leaving people quite uncomfortable. You can mitigate the negative effects of dry air in your business space by installing a commercial humidifier directly into your existing HVAC unit. The benefits of a commercial humidifier include:

  • Reduced risk of property damage: Dry air has the ability to damage wood furnishings, causing them to crack or splinter. In addition, electronics and computers can become charged with static electricity when the surrounding air is too dry. A sudden discharge of static electricity can spell trouble for your electronic equipment, and as you know, replacing these devices can be costly.
  • Increased comfort: A proper level of humidity can actually make your workspace feel warmer, even during the chilliest of days. Plus, adding moisture in the air can alleviate symptoms such as itchy throats, cracked lips, and dry skin.
  • Reduced health issues: Did you know that dry air can pose a threat to your health? In fact, dry air is the reason why so many of us get sick during the winter. Dry and cracked skin, noses, and throats make it easier for viruses and bacteria to enter our bodies.
  • Lower heating costs: Because a humidifier can make the air feel warmer, you won’t have to crank your heater all winter long.  This is a great way to boost efficiency and keep your monthly bills low.

Call Us for Commercial HVAC

You will need to hire a professional HVAC technician to install your new commercial humidifier. Professional installation ensures that the humidifier will be properly integrated into your existing HVAC system. Not all HVAC companies have the training to service commercial systems, so it important that you do your research before making any final decisions. When you need commercial HVAC in Waterflow, NM make sure you call our team.

Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give us a call and let us do it right the first time. Contact Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today! 

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