Whole-Home Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

Healthy Climate Humidifier and Dehumidifier
Did you know that the moisture levels in your home can affect your sense of comfort? Even if the temperature is mild, unbalanced humidity can leave rooms feeling dry and stagnant or damp and muggy. The ideal range for indoor humidity levels is usually between 30% to 50% percent. If you’re having trouble maintaining comfortable moisture levels, or prefer precise control, a whole-house humidifier or dehumidifier may be the solution.

Home Heating & Cooling offers whole-house humidifier installation in O’Fallon and the surrounding areas. If you’re having trouble keeping humidity levels in balance, get in touch with one of our technicians. They can help you determine if a whole-home humidifier or dehumidifier is right for you. To request a free estimate for installation, give us a call at 618-416-0111 today.

Humidity Control Systems

Modern construction methods are a large part of why some homeowners are struggling with unbalanced indoor humidity. Newer homes are better insulated from the outdoors, with a tighter seal that prevents as much air from escaping. While this is great for energy-efficient heating and cooling, it can make it more difficult to keep moisture levels in check. That’s where humidifiers and dehumidifiers come in.

Humidity control systems are typically placed near or with other HVAC equipment like your furnace or ductwork. Moisture is added to or pulled from the air as it circulates through the ventilation. Over time, this balances humidity levels in every room of the house! The humidity control system can then maintain your preferred settings until it’s adjusted again.

There are also portable humidifiers and dehumidifiers, which are usually only strong enough for a single room or small area. These are ideal if a member of your household prefers a specific humidity, such as for when they sleep. To produce moisture, these portable models draw from a dedicated water storage tank. The opposite is true for dehumidifiers, as they deposit extra humidity into the tank.

Dehumidifiers Work in Reverse

For some people, the problem isn’t too little humidity but too much. Whole-house dehumidifiers work similarly to humidifiers, just in the opposite direction. Excess humidity is condensed into moisture before being deposited outside your home. There are also portable dehumidifiers, which store collected water in a tank that will need to be periodically emptied.

A Quality Humidifier or Dehumidifier Offers Many Benefits

When installed by a trained professional, humidity control systems can quickly offer many useful benefits, especially if someone or something in your home is sensitive to dry or humid air. Benefits can include:
  • Humidifiers:
    • Prevents dry skin: Low humidity dries your skin out, making it itchy and flaky. For people with sensitive skin, it can exacerbate rashes or skin allergies.
    • Relieves symptoms of asthma and other breathing problems: Wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath are just a few symptoms of asthma. Other breathing problems like seasonal allergies present similar symptoms, made worse by poor humidity.
    • Protects humidity-sensitive furniture and storage: Particularly dry air affects wood floors, furniture, cabinetry and more. As these things dry out, they can split or crack.
  • Dehumidifiers:
    • Discourages mold growth: Mold and mildew spores thrive in damp, warm conditions. A dehumidifier can prevent these conditions entirely.
    • Reduces risk of wood rot: Excess moisture can rot wooden furniture and décor. Balanced humidity will help protect the wood.
    • Can protect against illnesses: Many airborne illnesses can be worsened by humid air. Reducing high humidity is often healthier for your family.

Call on Home Heating & Cooling for Fast and Friendly Installation

Even the best humidifier and dehumidifier is only as effective as the technician who installed it. Home Heating & Cooling trains all our technicians to make sure you’re totally satisfied with our installation services in and around O’Fallon.

Ready to schedule an appointment? You can also ask about a free estimate for installation. Whatever you need from our staff, we’ll do our best. Call today at 618-416-0111.
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