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“It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity!” Sometimes, the oldest clichés in the book have some truth to them. Chances are that you’ve heard someone blame the humidity, rather than the heat, for their discomfort at some point. High humidity levels can certainly make life less comfortable – but did you know that low humidity levels are no better? Or that a humidity imbalance can negatively affect not only your comfort, but your health and your property as well?
We’re not telling you this to alarm you without due cause. Instead, we want to ensure that you understand how important it is to maintain ideal humidity levels in your home. We are more than happy to help you to do so. We install and service whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers in Vancouver, WA, and we’ve been doing so for more than four decades! Work with Area Heating & Cooling, Inc. when you want the job done right the first time, every time.
Signs of High/Low Humidity
Okay, you’re thinking, I want to balance humidity. But how do I know if there’s an imbalance to begin with? This is a very good question, and it is one that we have the answer to! There are actually a lot of different symptoms that you may encounter which can indicate that there is excessive or insufficient humidity in your living space. You just have to learn to recognize these symptoms for what they are.
You may need a whole–house humidifier if:
- Your skin is dried out and cracking.
- Wooden floorboards or pieces of furniture in your home are splitting.
- You’re experiencing more frequent static shocks.
- You get frequent sore throats or bloody noses.
- Your wallpaper is cracked or paint is chipping away.
You may need a whole–house dehumidifier if:
- The air in your home is damp and muggy.
- You notice water stains on your carpet or around the base of your walls.
- A musty odor pervades your home.
- Mold begins to develop in your house.
- Woodrot is setting in.
Why Choose Whole–House Systems?
Chances are that you’ve seen room/portable humidifiers and/or dehumidifiers at some point. These devices can be helpful for optimizing humidity in, say, a college dorm room or a nursery. When you are dealing with pervasive humidity issues throughout an entire home, though, they are far from ideal. A whole–house option is going to be the best humidifier or dehumidifier in that case.
Why are these the best dehumidifier and humidifier options? Because they are incredibly convenient, effective, and efficient. You are not going to be constantly refilling a reservoir, nor are you going to be dumping out a collection bucket over and over again. These devices integrate into your existing HVAC system, and can be run independently of it as needed.
Let Us Install and Repair Your Dehumidifier and Humidifier
While not the most complex piece of equipment in any given home comfort system, the dehumidifier and/or humidifier is something that still must be professionally installed. Best to leave that particular job to a NATE–certified professional such as those on our team, we think. We’ll make sure that your humidifier and/or dehumidifier is installed properly.
While these devices require very little in way of maintenance, chances are that you’re going to need humidifier/dehumidifier repairs in Vancouver, WA at some point. If the humidity in your home seems to fall out of balance once again, do not hesitate to contact us. We’ll figure out precisely what has gone wrong, and we’ll rectify the situation entirely.