When it comes to IAQ, humidity plays an influential role in the health, safety, and comfort of occupants in buildings and homes. Settling this uncertainty falls solely on the shoulders of HVACR contractors, who admittedly devote a lot of their time to solving and controlling such climate conundrums.
“There’s a certain humidity range we humans like to live within,” said Rick Tullis, president, Capstone Mechanical, LP, Waco, Texas. “If we start getting outside those parameters, bad things start to happen with the illnesses that come upon us, impacting everything from our skin and sinuses, making us more susceptible to different viruses and bacteria. We like a certain range, ideally, and other organisms do, too.