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Why Balance the Humidity in Your Home?

Having too much or too little humidity in your home can lead to a number of issues for your comfort, the quality of the air in your home, your health, and even the condition of your property itself. If you suspect that the humidity level in your home is anything short of ideal, then you need to contact an IAQ professional immediately. Our staff can determine precisely what your home needs in order to maintain a healthier humidity level in your living space. We install and service both whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers, and we will make sure that yours is operating optimally. Contact Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning today to take control of the humidity in your Fort Collins, CO home.

Problems with Low Humidity

Living in a home filled with very dry air can dry out your body rapidly. You may find that your throat is often sore, or you may even suffer from frequent nosebleeds. Allergy sufferers may notice flare-ups in symptoms, and your skin will become dry and itchy. The problems don’t stop with those of your body, though. Increased static shocks can put your electronics at risk, paint may chip while wallpaper cracks, and you may even discover wooden floorboards or fixtures splitting. By using a whole-house humidifier in order to inject the right amount of moisture into the air filling your home, you can alleviate and avoid such symptoms and problems.

Effects of Very Humid Air in the Home

Having too much humidity in your home’s air is no better than having very arid air surrounding you. Humid air is more difficult to cool effectively, and will leave your home feeling muggy and uncomfortable. It can put unnecessary strain on your air conditioning system, and biological pollutants, including mold and bacteria, can thrive in humid settings. Wood rot is not uncommon in very humid households, nor is water staining and damage. A whole-house dehumidifier allows you to dry out the air in your home to an acceptable humidity level with great convenience.

Why Use a Whole-House Humidity Control System?

Portable and standalone humidifiers/dehumidifiers may be fine for treating a small dorm room or a specific area of the house. However, they are not ideal for resolving pervasive issues with humidity throughout the entire household. You won’t ever have to fill a whole-house humidifier with water, nor will you have to move your units around from room to room. If you are ready to invest in your comfort and health, schedule your whole-house humidifier and dehumidifier services with a member of our exceptional staff.

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