We are taking the following precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. All of our technicians have masks, glasses, latex gloves and shoe booties if they have to enter your home. Our technicians also have hand sanitizer and disinfectants that they use after every call.
If we are there to do maintenance and we don’t have to come inside your home to get to the equipment, we are asking homeowners to adjust the thermostat for us so we can do the system maintenance without entering the home. We will not be shaking hands and will keep our distance from customers.
Combat Dry, Irritated Skin with a Whole-Home Humidifier
Winter weather brings cold and nasty winds, but it also contributes to dry indoor air. If you’re suffering from dry skin and other side effects of the winter season, keep reading to find out how a whole-home humidifier can, in essence, moisturize your home and your dry, itchy skin.
Ideal humidity levels are considered to be between 30 to 50 percent. Dry winter air is not ideal for you living space. Moreover, if you use a forced-air heating system, such as a heat pump or furnace, indoor relative humidity levels may drop as low as 10 percent. This may explain the following symptoms associated with dry air:
Dry skin, eyes, nose and throat can cause constant discomfort in your own home.
Static-electric shocks are common when indoor air is below ideal humidity levels.
Many viruses, such as influenza, proliferate when the air is dry. Infection and illnesses are compounded with lowered immune systems and dry nasal and throat passages. Properly humidified air has been shown to help breathing and increase comfort in asthma sufferers.
A whole-home humidifier alleviates dry air by adding water vapor to the air from your duct system. A humidifier is typically attached to the supply-side ductwork by your HVAC professional.
In bypass type humidifiers, airflow from your HVAC system’s blower is directed through the humidifier, and moisture is added to the airflow by way of evaporation in a water-soaked media panel or infused with steam. A powered humidifier has an onboard fan, which allows you to run the humidifier when the HVAC system is not on.
Water supply is provided by a simple connection to a home’s plumbing system. A humidistat senses and controls humidity in the air, much like thermostat settings control indoor environmental temperatures. In this way, you can enjoy fully automatic operation and optimal humidity levels in every room of your home.