Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers
Indoor Air Quality - Helping you improve your comfort and health.
Indoor Air Quality two major issues:
Humidity and Contaminants in the Air
Comfort is usually the first thing one thinks of when talking about humidity. However, there are many other advantages of proper humidity in your home.
The Problem: Low Relative Humidity
Your Comfort: Too little humidity in the winter months equals dry skin and static.
Your Health: Low relative humidity can make you more susceptible to catching a cold, dry itchy throats can be traced back to dry air, and many people suffer from bloody noses due to improperly humidified air. This is just a few. There are many other health issues that are attributed to low relative humidity.
Your Home: Dry air can also cause structural damage to your home, causing walls, woodwork, and floors to crack. It can also be harmful to your furniture.
Your Energy Costs: Dry air can actually make you feel colder, causing you to bump up the temperature on your thermostat. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that for every 1 degree higher you heat your home, you add 4% to your energy bill.
The Fix: A whole house humidifier. With several different models and options, you can be sure to get the one that is right for you.
And then comes summer…
The Problem: High Relative Humidity
Your Comfort: Hot, dense, humid air. Frizzy hair. Ugh!
Your Health: High relative humidity can cause a variety of health issues; from causing sleeping problems to encouraging various molds and bacteria to grow. The release of mold spores can irritate your eyes and nose, trigger allergies and asthma attacks, and contribute to other respiratory issues.
Your Home: Just as your health is affected by high humidity, so is your home’s health. Mold, mildew, dust mites, carpet beatles, and many other organisms flourish in high humidity. All of these can be damaging to items like your carpet, clothing, and other precious stored items.
Your Energy Costs: The higher the humidity, the slower your sweat is evaporating from your body, causing you to feel hotter. This means you end up turning the thermostat down a few degrees lower so you can be comfortable, raising your energy use and increasing your bill.
The Fix: A whole house, large capacity dehumidifier. Yes, you can buy a portable one, but it will not satisfy your need, be efficient to run, or have a life expectancy that matches a professionally installed system.
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