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Washington, DC Humidifier Services by Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
It may seem strange to have a humidity problem in our area, but it can happen. And just as excessive humidity can be a serious issue for your home in Washington, DC, so too, can the problem of too little humidity. This is why we offer comprehensive whole home humidifier services. Whether you already have a humidifier and need competent, reliable service for it, or have discovered that your home needs a humidifier to balance the indoor humidity, we are the pros to call. Whole home devices are made to act as part of your home’s HVAC system and a whole home dehumidifier is no different. When you allow someone inexpert to install an upgrade to your heating or cooling system, you are putting your system at risk. We have been helping customers achieve their indoor air quality goals for five decades, and we can help you, too. Our helpful staff is ready to schedule you an appointment for all of your indoor air quality needs, so just give us a call.
Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling provides whole home humidifier services in Washington, DC and the surrounding areas.
What Are Proper Humidity Levels?
We hear a lot about humidity, particularly when it’s too high, but not many people know what range is consider comfortable for relative humidity levels. The EPA has determined that humidity ranges from 30%–55% are the best for your indoor space. Air with humidity levels within this range will be balanced and comfortable, whereas air that is above or below this amount can start to cause different kinds of problems, including loss of comfort. The reason humidity can have such a strong effect on your indoor air is because it holds heat: too much humidity holds too much heat while too little humidity doesn’t hold enough. This is why humid days during the summer can feel unbearable and dry winter days can feel so chilly.
Can’t I Use Room Humidifiers?
The simple answer is, yes, you could, but you won’t have nearly the positive effect you will with a whole home humidifier. This is because your whole house humidifier is part of your HVAC system and adds moisture to all of your air, not just part of it. The device adds moisture to the air via mist or steam, and you control the amount of moisture via the humidistat on your home’s thermostat. The process is convenient, simple and effective, and will add the needed moisture to your entire home.
What Are the Signs that I Need a Humidifier?
Dry air has negative effects on your person, your home and your belongings. As far as personal health goes, you may see your skin become very dry and suffer from dry eyes, nose and throat; you may even have nosebleeds. You may find you are more susceptible to illness because your mucous membranes are too dry to fight infection. In your home you may see wood furnishings and flooring dry and crack or even splinter. Wallpaper may peel frequently and paint may chip in multiple places. Lastly, structural components like beams may dry too much and crack. The bottom line is that your home needs a certain amount of moisture to be healthy, and our experts are here to make sure that happens.