Make All-Season Humidity Control a Priority
- Posted by admin
- On February 22, 2017
- Chatham, dehumidifier, Fahrhall Protection Plans, humidifier, Tips, Windsor
We like to feel as comfortable as possible at home. It’s where we go to truly relax and we strive to find a balance indoors to feel our best. There are many aspects to home comfort, and humidity control is an important one. Ensuring that your home is maintained at the proper humidity level is vital not only to your health and how you feel but to your house and your belongings, too.
Finding a balance between low humidity in the winter and high humidity in the summer can be a struggle, and dealing with the consequences of either situation will affect the home comfort you depend on.
|SIGNS OF LOW HUMIDITY||SIGNS OF HIGH HUMIDITY|
|• Dry skin, chapped lips, static electricity|
• Dry eyes and throat
• Increased symptoms of asthma and allergies
• Higher risk of sickness due to increased bacterial growth
• Chipping and peeling paint
• Cracked wood (structural and furniture)
|• Mold and mildew
• Musty odours
• Damp feeling indoors
• Discolouration on walls and floors
• Warped and damaged wood (structural and furniture)
• Chipped and cracked concrete
• Condensation on pipes, windows, and ductwork — affecting air quality
Installing a whole-home humidifier and dehumidifier to manage humidity control within your home will make a world of a difference, especially when combined with your heating and cooling systems.
A humidifier works with your furnace, adding a specific amount of water vapour to your indoor air to counter the dryness forced by your furnace. In contrast, your dehumidifier will work with your air conditioner, pulling the damp indoor air across warm and cool coils. These coils contain refrigerant that force the moisture in the air to condense and collect in a container that will then be emptied.
Both systems are necessary throughout the year to keep your indoor environment comfortable and your house in good shape. Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists proudly carry top-of-the-line models to meet all of your needs.
*Remember, that as with all home comfort systems, humidity control units require professional maintenance to ensure they function at their highest capacity.*
Questions? Contact us today! We’re always happy to guide you in finding the best home comfort solutions for you and your family.