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indoor air quality

Dry air can also lead to a variety of ailments such as colds, sinus infections, congestion problems, aggravated respiratory passages, and more. In addition to protecting your health, humidifiers are a great way to protect your home's structural integrity and wood furnishings. Parched indoor air can cause wallpaper to peel as well as wood flooring and wood furnishings to crack, warp, or separate. This damage is unattractive and can be expensive to repair. Additionally, dry air is often the culprit behind painful, unexpected shocks from static electricity. Simply adding a humidifier to your indoor environment will help control and even eliminate these problems.

What Does A Filter Do? The answer to this question may seem obvious. It Filters Particles Out Of The Air, RIGHT! Well yes it does. But what is the importance of filtering these particles from the air. First and obviously would be improved air quality for improved healthy environment inside the home or office. But there are other just as important reasons that you may not be aware of, like filtering these particles to keep the coil in the air handler clean. A dirty coil can reduce air flow which reduces the systems ability to transfer heat and cold into your home. Another reason is to help keep the drain lines clear and prevent drain clogs. Particles that are not filtered out can collect on the coil and then wash down into the drain line as the moisture is removed form the air. Dirty filters usually lead to clogged drains. A third reason is to keep you systems blower free of dirt and particles. Your homes air handler has a blower that contains dozens of small cupped vanes. If the air that is passing through this blower is full of particles those particles will collect on the blower. As these particles build up they fill in these small cupped vanes, making them less cupped and more flat like. This reduces the amount of air the blower is capable of moving. In turn this creates refrigeration pressure issues which reduce your systems capacity and increases wear and tare on the entire system. Another issue is to keep as much dirt as possible out of the duct and equipment. As dirt builds up in your system it gives mold spores a place to collect and grow. Keeping the amount of dirt that passes through the system to minimum helps reduce this environment for mold growth. So as you can see there are a lot of good reasons to keep the air that passes through your system clean.

Dry air can cause structural damage to your home and possessions, It can cause walls, woodwork and hardwood floors to crack. And those annoying static shocks? They can cause irreparable damage to your electronic equipment. Dry air can actually make you feel colder at normal temperatures, causing you to overheat your home. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, for every degree you heat your house, you add four percent to your energy bill. Whole-home humidifiers can help. They are installed as part of your home’s heating and cooling system and automatically deliver the perfect amount of humidified air, not just to one room, but throughout every room of your home. No matter what type of humidifier you use, there will be some maintenance required. The main thing is to keep the water tank clean to avoid mold and mildew, which can impact your home’s air quality. Each day, drain and rinse the reservoir. Once a week, remove any residue and disinfect, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

While dry air can affect your health, create static electricity and cause some damage to your home, furniture and fixtures, high humidity levels can cause problems as well. Too much humidity can lead to mold growth and window condensation. Indoor humidity should be at a level of 30 to 50 percent. A home that contains levels of high humidity can suffer from mold growth, uncomfortably muggy conditions, and cause sleep disturbances for people living in this type of environment. By ensuring that you have the right level of moisture in your home, you are also ensuring that your air conditioning and heating systems are working at their optimal level as well. If humidity levels are left unnoticed and not properly maintained, your home could suffer as a result. Not only will it be extremely harmful towards your current air conditioning and heating systems, your family will likely feel uncomfortable inside your home. Eliminating unnecessary moisture from your home is something that is necessary during the summer months when there is a severe excess of moisture in the air. Your air conditioning system usually does a good job of eliminating all the extra moisture from your home. 

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