Installation of Whole House Humidifiers
While it is important to keep your home free from excessive moisture, it is just as important to keep an acceptable amount of moisture in the air. If the air in your home becomes over-dry, you might start to see chipping paint, splitting or cracking of your hardwood floors, trim, and molding. You and your family might also experience some physical symptoms as a result of overly dry air. These include waking up with a sore throat, dry nose, or a nose bleed. According to the American Society of Otolaryngology an overly dry home environment can cause some viruses to thrive, putting you and your family at higher risk for contracting an infection.
At R. Poust Inc., our expert humidifier technicians can help you to decide which whole-home humidifier will work best for you and your family. With more than 40 years of experience installing, maintaining, and repairing whole-home humidifiers the team at R. Poust Inc., has extensive experience and knowledge. We are dedicated to providing each of our customers with the same respect and courtesy that has earned us our stellar reputation for reliable and honest service.
What Is Indoor Air Quality?
Most people have never really heard of or thought about the quality of the air in their homes. However, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that the concentrations of pollutants can be up to 100 times higher indoors than outdoors. And since most people spend a majority of their time indoors, it is important to consider the quality of the air you’re breathing. The quality of the air in your home is determined by considering the humidity, ventilation, and amount of pollutants. If the indoor air quality is poor enough, it can contribute to a person developing infections and chronic respiratory problems like asthma.
How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?
The first step to improving indoor air quality is to identify and eliminate the source of as many of the air pollutants as you can. Decreasing the amount of dust and dirt can easily be done by vacuuming and cleaning weekly. Also, regularly washing bedding, pillows, and stuffed toys can help. The next step is to establish proper humidity control in your home. This is especially important during cold weather when you are running your home’s heating system and the air is dried out more quickly. In fact, during the winter time the humidity level in your home can be as low as 5% to 15%.
How Can A Humidifier Help Improve The Indoor Air Quality of My Home?
Most people know that having too much moisture in your home can lead to the growth of mold and harmful bacteria. But, did you know that there are also bacteria and molds that thrive on environments that don’t have enough moisture? An overly dry environment will not only contribute to damage to the structure of your home but, can also lead to headaches, nose bleeds, and growth of bacteria and mold, causing infections. A whole-house humidifier monitors and maintains an ideal amount of humidity in your home so that airborne pollutants have less opportunity to grow.
The whole-house humidifier experts at R. Poust Inc. can answer all of the questions that you have about why you should install a whole-house humidifier, and which unit is best for you and your family. If you have a member of your family who has asthma or chronic respiratory problems, a whole-house humidifier might be especially important for you. At R. Poust, Inc. we care about each of our customers and will treat you and your home with respect and courtesy. During our 40 years in business we have developed a strong reputation for being honest and reliable, and we are proud of that reputation!