Posts Tagged ‘Humidifiers’

Humidifiers Help Fight Dry Winter Air

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Weather_Seasons_Outdoors_iStock_000013156211_XXXLarge-meWinters in Flint, MI mean cold weather, and that also means dry air in your household. That can be as troublesome as low temperatures, especially if you have family members vulnerable to colds and illnesses, such as infants or the elderly. A whole-house humidifier may be the best way to get rid of low humidity levels. They’re easy to install provided a trained professional works on it, and the benefits to your household can be immeasurable. (more…)

Low Humidity Can Affect Your Heating System

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Wintertime means dry air and with temperatures falling here in Davison, MI, you’ve likely already experienced the effects. Low humidity levels are a constant nuisance in the winter but they can also adversely affect your heating system’s ability to function. The more you’re aware of that, the more readily you can take steps to mitigate the impact and ensure that your heating system doesn’t have to labor under any unnecessary burdens. Here’s a quick breakdown. (more…)

Dry, Itchy Skin from the Heat Making You Crazy? Try a Whole Home Humidifier

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Forced air systems are very effective at adding heat to your home quickly, but the dry heat that comes from these systems can wreak havoc on your skin, mucous membranes and even the wood products in your home. Many homeowners use single humidifiers during the winter months to alleviate the problems caused by excessively dry air, but a much better solution is a whole home humidifier. The experts from Davison Heating & Cooling have installed many whole house humidifiers over the years, and have found that they really are the most effective way to keep your home’s humidity balanced during the dry winter months. (more…)

Reasons to Install a Humidifier in Davison

Monday, November 17th, 2014

As we head into the winter months, a lot of focus goes toward maintaining comfort while trying to achieve better energy efficiency. One way to do this fairly easily is by adding a whole-home humidifier to your heating system in Davison. Low humidity can cause several problems, and using single-room humidifiers can only be somewhat effective on these issues. With a whole-home humidifier installed by the trained technicians at Davison Heating & Cooling, you can help your home have the balanced moisture it needs.

Problems Caused by Low Humidity

Damage to Wood Products

Low humidity can cause wood to splinter and dry out. This can include furnishings, wood flooring, trim and even walls. Low humidity can also cause paint and wall paper to dry out, which can lead to chipping and peeling.

Health Issues

Living in an environment that is too dry can compromise your immune system. Mucous membranes dry out, which can inhibit your body’s ability to fight infection, and dry air can make problems like allergies and asthma worse. Dry air can also lead to things like nose bleeds, headaches and dry skin, and viruses thrive in low-humidity environments.

Problems Feeling Warm

Humidity holds heat. This is why, during the summer months, humid days feel so much stickier and warm than days with low humidity. The opposite is true in winter: when there isn’t enough humidity in the air, the air will feel chilly. If the moisture balance in your home is too low, you may be using more heat than necessary simply because there isn’t enough humidity in your indoor air.

Proper Humidity Levels

Proper indoor humidity levels vary somewhat depending on the season. During the summer, humidity levels over 60% start to feel uncomfortable and can cause problems; in the winter, the ideal humidity level is in the 25-40% range.

If you are starting to feel the dryness of the winter season, contact Davison Heating & Cooling and schedule an appointment with one of our indoor air quality experts.