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Humidifiers in Chicago, IL
Humidity is often characterized as some sort of problem, something to be avoided whenever possible. While it’s true that high humidity can cause problems, low humidity is often just as bad. If you have chronically dry air in your home, you’re going to find yourself dealing with a variety of issues that you otherwise wouldn’t have to. In order to fight chronically low humidity, you should install a humidifier in your home.
Elm Heating & Cooling, Inc. installs and services humidifiers of all kinds throughout Chicago, IL. If you need humidifier services of any kind, call today and schedule an appointment. We’ll make sure that your home maintains the perfect humidity balance for your needs.
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The Problem of Low Humidity
Your body is mostly made of water, and it relies on a certain amount of moisture in the air in order to operate properly. If the air in your home is too dry, it’s going to start to have an effect on your health. Your skin and the mucous membranes in your nose will dry out and crack.
These are a couple of your body’s primary defenses against infection. In very dry environments, you’re going to find yourself susceptible to getting sick more often. Your body isn’t the only thing vulnerable to issues associated with dry air, though.
Air with low humidity also tends to sap the moisture from wood, which affects most of your home. You’ll find that books, furniture, and even the studs in your walls will be more brittle and easily damaged if subjected to a dry environment for a long period of time.
Types of Humidifiers
There are a wide range of different kinds of humidifiers available on the market. Two of the most popular are:
- Steam Vaporizers:
- A steam vaporizer evaporates water into steam, which it then releases into the ducts while a climate control system is operating. This is a way to counteract the natural dehumidification of air by both heaters and air conditioners.
- If you’ve ever been to a theme park, sporting event, or outdoor fair, you probably already know what these are. Misters spray a fine mist of water droplets into the ducts, helping to counteract low humidity. They are among the most popular kinds of humidifiers, due to their simplicity and effectiveness.
We Install and Service Humidifiers throughout Chicago, IL
Installing a whole–house humidifier requires a few things: access to a specific part of the ducts, electrical work to wire the system into the power grid, and access to a steady supply of water. Improper installation can lead to an improperly functioning humidifier, and in the case of the electrical work can even pose a threat to your health.
If you need to have a humidifier installed in your home, trust Elm Heating & Cooling, Inc. to handle it for you. We’ll make sure that your humidifier installation goes as smoothly as possible. We also offer a full range of humidifier repair and maintenance services. With our help, your home can maintain the perfect balance of humidity and comfort no matter what the weather is like outside.