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House Hold Humidification



Humidifiers are normally overlooked when considering your overall HVAC house hold needs. Many people seem to forget the importance of have having a balance humidity environment with your home. Low humidity can be caused by natural climate conditions, freezing temperatures, or using a wood burning fireplace to heat your home.  There are six valid reason to have ahumidifier installed and properly maintained by your local heating and air conditioning contractor. Why is it so importance?

1-     Heath Reason: 

Dry Skin, Snoring, nosebleeds, sinues, increased bouts of flue: can be attributed to the fact that your house is dry, due to cold winter air infiltrating your home. To eliminate these uncomfortable facts of life you will need to install a central humidifier to combat these problems.

2-     Damage to floors,walls and windows:

Low humidity can be caused by natural climate conditions, freezing temperatures, or using a wood burning fireplace to heat your home. The ideal humidity in your house should be about 45%.  If it is lower than this, you will have problems with cracking in flooring and sheetrock.  You may also have health problems such as dry and cracking hands, scratchy throat, and nose bleeds.  If the humidity in your house is much more than 45% then you will have condensation on windows, rot, and mold problems.

Windows may also show signs of failure due to, seals drying up, cracked window frames allowing cold winter air into your house and ultimately increasing you’re over all heating bill.

3-     Damage to musical instruments such as expensive piano and violins.

4-     Static electricity is a direct result of dry air, posing a potential problem to electronics in your home

5-     Houseplants longevity will be affected from dryness caused by low humidity.

6-     Wallpaper will peel off the walls edges if the air is excessively dry

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