Improve Your Home’s Comfort with a Humidifier

A whole-house humidifier can reduce the side effects of artificial heating like dry skin, sore throat, and static electricity buildup.​

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Humidifiers in Sault Ste Marie

Wardlaw Heating & Cooling has proudly served the Sault Ste Marie community for over 40 years. With qualified technicians and 24-hour emergency services, homeowners never have to worry when it comes to their homes.

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How do you humidify a whole house?

To add humidity throughout your home during the fall and winter seasons, homeowners can:

  • Purchase houseplants in rooms that need more moisture while spraying them with water at least once a day
  • Keeping a pot of boiling water on your stove
  • Placing wet sponges in a room and allowing them to dry
  • Hanging laundry to dry on its own rather than in the dryer

Homeowners should note that these methods only provide solutions for small spaces. Therefore, you should consider installing a humidifier in your home that can improve your indoor air quality with the click of a button. Humidifiers are highly efficient and have low operating costs. Additionally, if you have house plants, humidifiers can provide moisture to keep them hydrated throughout the year. Further, installing a humidifier in your home helps protect your furniture, wood features, and paint from cracking while moisturizing your skin.

How do you tell if your house is too dry?

During the cooler months of the year, turning up the heat in your home to create a cozy and comfortable temperature is normal. However, because your windows and doors are most likely shut to prevent warm air from escaping outside, it can cause the air in your home to become extremely dry. Here are some of the signs that could indicate that you may need a humidifier installed to improve your indoor air quality:

  • Getting electric shocks

Static electricity is a common sign that indicates your indoor air quality is too dry. This typically manifests as experiencing electric shocks when you touch your appliances or people in your home.

  • Dry lips and skin

Another telltale sign of dry indoor air is experiencing overly dry lips and skin. This includes right as you wake up and throughout the day.

  • Breathing Problems

Often when the air in your home is too dry, you can experience a sore throat, dry nose, and other cold-like symptoms related to your breathing.

  • Cracking paint and warped wood features

Lastly, dry air in your home can also lead to cracked paint and warped wood features throughout your home.

Therefore, if you have noticed any of these signs, it may be time to install a humidifier in your home to prevent health concerns and damage to your home.

Do whole house humidifiers cause mold?

While excess moisture in the air can stimulate mold growth throughout your home, whole-house humidifiers can prevent this from happening. As whole house humidifiers work efficiently to improve indoor air quality, you will only need to turn on your humidifier when required. Further, humidifiers work by keeping your indoor air humidity at approximately 30 – 50%, which is considered safe. However, if the temperature of your home drops significantly, then moisture can build and mold to grow over time.

Therefore, to avoid the growth of mold throughout your home and in your humidifier, it is recommended that homeowners hire a professional humidifier cleaning company, such as Wardlaw Heating & Cleaning, at least once a year to clean and disinfect your humidifier equipment to ensure it operates optimally at all times. Additionally, homeowners will also want to maintain the performance of their HVAC systems by committing to a yearly clean to ensure they can keep their homes at a comfortable temperature. This will ultimately help you prevent mold growth while keeping your family healthy and cozy all year round.

Further, signs you may have mold growth in your home due to your humidifier not performing optimally include:

  • Allergic reactions including watery eyes, coughing, sneezing, stuffy nose
  • Condensation around the windows of your home
  • Peeling paint
  • Powdery-like substances on your home’s surfaces
  • Foul odors around your home

If you have noticed these signs around your home, it is essential that homeowners call a professional company to diagnose the problem before further damage and health concerns arise.

How long do home humidifiers last?

Generally speaking, whole house humidifiers can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years before they will need to be replaced, while portable humidifiers last approximately 3 to 5 years. Therefore, if you are looking for a long-term solution to your indoor air quality needs, a whole-house humidifier is a practical solution that can provide you with numerous benefits.

Do you want to learn more about humidifiers in Sault Ste Marie? Book a free consultation with the professionals at Wardlaw Heating & Cooling today so you can live comfortably all year round.

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