Humidifier & Dehumidifier Installation & Repair in Boise
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Maintaining a constant humidity level in your Boise home is an effective practice that can help you save on your energy bills, and helps to keep your home in a comfortable state. It is generally advised that the relative humidity of an inhabited structure be between 30 to 50%.
This level of humidity is supposed to support good health; however, achieving this level is often easier said than done. However, with the right equipment, a constant appropriate level of humidity can be achieved and maintained. Our technicians know exactly how to install these systems, and they’ll help you understand how to make sure you’re using them appropriately in your Boise home.
Humidifiers Vs. Dehumidifiers- What’s The Difference?
While some people use the term interchangeably, a humidifier and dehumidifier are entirely different systems. A humidifier is used to increase the level of humidity in a room while a dehumidifier reduces the humidity level. Humidifiers are often used in dry or arid regions while dehumidifiers are used in more humid or moist regions. The use of either instrument may also vary slightly by season.
What Are The Benefits of Whole-House Humidifiers?
A whole-house humidifier is a system that is installed directly into the standing heating and cooling system of your home. The system functions in the same way as a standalone unit in that it introduces humidity into the air by emitting water vapor. However, a whole-house system does so through the heating ducts in the home.
Aside from being energy efficient, whole-house humidifiers offer additional usage benefits including:
- Regulated control of the relative humidity
- Adjustable humidity level via the thermostat
- Constant control of relative humidity throughout the year
What Problems Do They Solve?
Additionally, these systems are a welcome solution to a number of common household issues. A whole-house humidifier improves the living environment for the whole family, improving overall health and treating a number of cumbersome health conditions. These systems also function to reduce allergy symptoms and other seasonal-affective disorders. A constant humidity level is also important for helping maintain the structural integrity of your home as far as floors, plaster, paint, furniture, and other components.
Is Installing a Whole-House Humidifier Right For You?
If you are trying to make the decision as to whether installing a whole-house humidifier is right for you, consider a few things. First of all, are you having an issue with a low level of humidity in your home? Do you often feel “dried out” in the morning, or is your family experiencing unusual allergy symptoms? If so, you likely need a humidifier of some sort.
As far as selecting a whole-house system, you can consider whether you are willing to invest in expensive distilled water regularly to use in portable humidifiers, or whether you’d prefer the convenience and efficiency of a built-in system. In light of these decisions, clearly a whole-house humidifier is easier to use and maintain, and we can help you get the system that is just right for you and your home.
How Do Dehumidifiers Work?
In contrast, some homes are more susceptible to moisture or having too high of a humidity level. In which case, a dehumidifier is the better option. These systems function to remove water or moisture from the air. A dehumidifier removes moisture from the air by using a fan to circulate the air into the dehumidifying system. Once the air is in the system, it passes by the cooled coils of the machine, which causes the water to be released from the air in the form of condensation. The condensation then collects in the reservoir and the air is redirected back into the room.
What Are The Benefits of Dehumidifiers?
Just like humidifiers offer certain benefits, so do dehumidifiers. The benefits of a dehumidifier include:
- Reduced allergens in the form of mold and mites
- Convenient circulation of air
- Reduced skin irritation
- Prevention of rotting in the house structure
- Reduced condensation inside the home, on windows and other surfaces
- Fresher smelling air, less “musty” smell
Whether you are in need of a humidifier or a dehumidifier, Wickstrom Plumbing can help. Our team is trained in identifying humidity issues and will help you get your home functioning as effectively and allergen-free as possible in no time.
Having your home remain in a balanced humidity level will help you avoid all sorts of health issues. If you’re looking to install a humidifier or dehumidifier, call us today at (208) 466-9447 for more information.