Arizona sees a wide variety of weather patterns throughout the year. From extremely hot and dry weather to monsoons in the summer and colder temperatures during the winter months. These extremes can affect your home and more importantly, your health.
The use of whole house humidifiers and dehumidifiers can help you regulate the moisture levels inside your home. Both of which can promote a healthier living environment and protect your home through the extremes of Arizona’s weather.
What is a Whole-House Humidifier?
A whole-house humidifier adds moisture to the air inside your home in a controlled environment. The system is installed as a part of your cooling & heating ductwork and connected directly to a water supply. While your forced air systems push air into your ducts, a fraction of that air is sent through the humidifier. As this air passes through the humidifier, it is filled with a predetermined amount of moisture to effectively increase the humidity in your home.
It is important to note that these systems will help regulate the moisture levels in every room of your home. Small, portable options are available at local hardware stores, however, they typically only have the capacity to control one room’s moisture level. These smaller appliances typically need daily refills of their water reservoirs.
Why Should I Install One?
Installing a whole-house humidifier comes with several advantages, not just for your home, but your health and body too. Additional moisture in the air can help protect any wood inside your home from cracking or separating. Reduction in static shock inside your home is also a benefit of a humidifier.
A whole-house humidifier is a great option for those who suffer from allergies and asthma by alleviating the symptoms of both. Dry air inside your home can also contribute to dry mouth, itchy eyes, nose bleeds, and cracked & itchy skin. Adding a whole-house humidifier can prevent your skin and body from becoming excessively dry. Higher humidity also lessens the ability for viruses to spread. By installing a humidifier, you lower your chance of contracting the flu or a common cold.
What is a Whole-House Dehumidifier?
Excess humidity inside your home can be damaging and create additional problems for your Arizona home. While we do not experience a lot of humidity, moisture can sneak its way into your home in other forms. Cooking, cleaning, and showering are all daily activities that can add moisture to the air inside your home. Additionally, during monsoon season, there is an escalated amount of moisture in the air.
A whole-house dehumidifier works with your cooling & heating systems to remove the excess moisture in the air. A dehumidifier is designed to regulate the moisture inside your home, not completely remove it. This is important to understand that your home will still have moisture inside and it will be at a comfortable level.
Why Should I Install One?
Heightened levels of humidity can promote the growth of mold and cause health concerns. Installing a dehumidifier will help keep you healthy and your home structurally sound. A whole-house dehumidifier operates quietly and out of sight. A portable dehumidifier requires daily emptying of their water buckets and typically cannot keep up with the demand of a whole house. If you want to comfortable and conveniently regulate the moisture in the air for your entire home, installing a whole-house dehumidifier is for you.
Consult a Professional
Installing either system can support a more comfortable living space for you and your family. Before deciding to install a whole-house system, you should consult with a professional and ask them to test your home’s moisture levels. They will be able to provide a professional assessment and determine your home’s needs before providing you with the best options.
Reliable Air Conditioning is your Phoenix Valley HVAC professional with over 15 years experience installing whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers. Contact our team to discuss your options and to schedule your FREE in-home estimate. We’re here, when you need us most!
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