Do you need a humidifier or dehumidifier? Northumberland Heating and Air Conditioning can help you pick the right product for your home. If you aren’t sure if you need one or which one you need, read below or contact us.
A humidifier introduces humidity to your home. A lack of humidity in your home can create an environment that many viruses thrive in making people more susceptible to illness. Air that is too dry can aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms, and create chapped and itchy skin. Dry air can be harmful to your home by pulling moisture out of porous materials such as wood making it more susceptible to cracking and splitting.
A whole home humidifier is integrated into your cooling and heating system. A humidifier helps save you money on your heating because air with proper humidity feels warmer, so you won’t need to turn the thermostat up as high.
A dehumidifier minimizes the humidity in your home. This is important because too much moisture in your home can cause lots of issues. It can encourage the growth of allergens such as mold and dust mites and pests such as centipedes, silverfish, and cockroaches like moist environments. Mold can cause damage to your walls and floors and be very harmful to your health. Mold only requires a small amount of moisture to grow.
A whole house dehumidifier will quietly remove excess moisture and filter the air in your home. A whole home dehumidifier will automatically drain itself so there is no need to constantly empty a tank.
Northumberland Heating and Air Conditioning uses Honeywell for their humidifiers and dehumidifiers but we can use other suppliers or brands on request.