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Whole-House Humidifiers in Washington, D.C., & the Surrounding Region

It may seem strange to have a humidity problem in a Washington, D.C. home, but it can happen. And just as excessive humidity can be a serious issue that leads to property damage and poor indoor air quality, so too, can the problem of too little humidity. 

That’s why, if you’re looking for a whole-house humidifier to combat dry air in your home, Magnolia is happy to provide area residents with the best home humidifiers on the market. As a full-service HVAC company, we also provide residential dehumidifiers to cover both sides of the moisture spectrum. 

Whether you already have a humidifier in your home and need the best, most reliable service for it, or you have discovered that you need a whole-house humidifier to balance the indoor humidity, we are the professionals to call. 

Whole-home devices are made to act as part of your home’s HVAC system, and a whole home dehumidifier is no exception. You need a trained expert to install any upgrade to your heating or cooling system, or you’ll put your entire system at risk. Here at Magnolia, we’ve been helping customers achieve their indoor air quality goals for five decades, and we can help you, too! 

Call our team today to discuss your indoor air quality needs or to schedule an appointment for the best home humidifier service in the Washington, D.C., region.

What Are Proper Humidity Levels?

We hear a lot about humidity, particularly when it’s too high, but not many people know what range of relative humidity levels is considered comfortable. 

The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that humidity ranges from 30%–55% are optimal 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 a loss of comfort. Why does humidity have such a strong effect on your indoor air? Because it holds heat. Therefore, 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 whole-home humidifiers are still the best way to improve your overall indoor environment. This is because your whole-house humidifier is part of your HVAC system and adds moisture to all of the air circulating through your home, not just pockets of air. The humidifier 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 a negative effect on your body, your home, and your belongings. As far as personal health goes, a lack of humidity can result in:

  • Dry skin

  • Dry eyes

  • Dry throat

  • Nosebleeds

  • Greater risk of illness due to dry mucous membranes

When it comes to your home, insufficient humidity can cause:

  • Dried-out wood furnishes

  • Cracked or splintered wood flooring

  • Peeling wallpaper

  • Chipped paint 

  • Cracked structural components, such as wooden beams

The bottom line is that your home needs a certain amount of moisture to be healthy, and a whole-home humidifier installed by the best technicians in the business could make a huge difference in your home. To find out more about our humidifier services or inquire about installing a home air filter system to help improve your indoor air quality, contact the experts at Magnolia today.