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Signs It’s Time to Get a Whole-House Humidifier

Signs It’s Time to Get a Whole-House Humidifier

Regardless of the time of year, many people think about ways that they can make their home more comfortable. A whole-house humidifier can help you do just that for you and your family by regulating the moisture in your home.

If you aren’t sure whether your home may need a whole-house humidifier, here are a few signs that it’s time to invest in one:

Your Home Smells Musty or Damp

A musty odor is often a sign of mold and mildew growing somewhere in your home. This can be due to high humidity levels caused by insufficient ventilation, leaks, or condensation.

Your Skin is Dry and Itchy

When the humidity in your home drops, it can cause discomfort to you and members of your family. Your skin may feel dry, itchy, or irritated. You might also notice that your hair is static and brittle.

Your Wood Floors Are Warping

If you have hardwood floors, they may start to warp and buckle as the humidity levels in your home increase. This can lead to other issues such as squeaky floorboards.

Your Walls Are Cracking

Dry indoor air can cause your walls to start cracking, crumbling, or flaking. It can also affect the paint on your walls and cause them to chip and peel.

Your Furniture is Moving

When the humidity in your home drops too low, the wood in your furniture can dry out and shrink. This can cause it to start moving around, cause gaps between the joints, or even prevent the drawers from opening properly. 

Contact R. Poust Inc. for a Quote

If you’re experiencing any of these home problems, it may be time to invest in a whole-house humidifier. A humidifier can adjust the humidity level in your home within an ideal range. This makes your home more comfortable and prevents long-term damage to your furniture and walls. Contact R. Poust Inc. today for more information about our whole-house humidifier installation services.

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