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Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers in Fenton, MI
Pollutants like dust and dirt, or even biological pollutants like mold spores and bacteria, are what most people think of immediately when they think about poor indoor air quality. While these are certain issues to be aware of, though, there is another factor to your air quality that you cannot afford to overlook. That is the level of humidity in your home.
If there is too much humidity in your living space, there are a number of problems that could develop. These range from general discomfort to the promotion of biological pollutant growth. Of course, having too little humidity in your home is no better. The good news is that First Choice Heating & Cooling is here to set you up with the whole-house humidifier or dehumidifier that you need in order to maintain proper humidity levels in Fenton, MI. We make your home happy!
Is the Air in My Home too Dry?
Very dry air may strike your home in either winter or summer. During the winter season, the air outside is not only very cold, but often very dry as well. During the summer months, the air outside can be quite humid. However, because running your air conditioner can dry out the air, it can result in very dry air within your home regardless of the humidity level outside. Symptoms of overly dry air include the following.
- Dry, itchy skin. Eventually, skin may actually crack and split.
- Frequent sore throats, or even bloody noses.
- Increased frequency of static shocks in home.
- Splitting wooden floorboards or fixtures.
- Cracking wallpaper or chipping paint.
We can install a whole–house humidifier that will work in conjunction with your HVAC system in order to distribute the right amount of moisture into the air throughout your house. This eliminates the need to use small room humidifiers, which are far less efficient and effective. We can handle any whole–house humidifier repairs or maintenance in Fenton, MI as well.
Is the Air in My Home too Humid?
While the symptoms of very dry air in the home listed above are obviously undesirable, it should be noted that very humid air is no better. In fact, very humid air can lead to some serious health concerns if left unaddressed. That is why you may want to invest in a whole–house dehumidifier for your home, especially after considering the following potential issues.
- Wood rot due to excessive moisture.
- The promotion of biological pollutants, including viruses, bacteria, and even mold.
- Warped wooden fixtures.
- Peeling wallpaper.
- Aggravated allergy and asthma symptoms.
- General discomfort in warm weather, as sweat cannot evaporate easily.
Let Us Install, Repair, and Maintain Your Humidifier and/or Dehumidifier
Choosing the right humidifier and/or dehumidifier for your home is a must if you want to control humidity levels with great success. A whole–house system is your best option, though there is no single best humidifier or dehumidifier. There is definitely a best dehumidifier or humidifier for your individual needs, though, and we’ll help you to find it.
Once we have, the professional technicians on our staff will integrate that system into your home correctly. While humidifier and dehumidifier maintenance needs are fairly minimal, we can assess your system for proper operation and tune it up as necessary during regular maintenance visits. Needless to say, we also excel in humidifier and dehumidifier repairs. Call today to discuss your options for controlling humidity in your home.