Home Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers by Jake’s
The comfort inside your home isn’t only affected by the effectiveness of your air conditioning unit. Humidity can also have a negative impact on your family’s comfort level and health, which means that you have to manage to keep it within the ideal range. Not sure if your indoor air quality is within optimal levels?
There’s no need to lose your cool! Jake’s Heating, Air, and Plumbing has a team of experts that know just how to help you maintain an ideal humidity level inside your home.
Dangerous Humidity Levels
Relative humidity refers to the amount of water vapor in the air, expressed as a percentage of the maximum amount of water vapor the air can hold at the same temperature. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the ideal humidity levels for your home should be between 45% – 55%.
When humidity levels are low (below 45%), some of the adverse effects include:
- Dry eye, nose, and throat feeling
- Static electricity
- Viruses/germs thriving
- Wood Damage (furniture, floors, etc.)
When humidity levels are high (above 55%), your home is more susceptible to:
- Mold growth
- Insulation being wet
- Wood rotting
Jake’s Heating, Air, and Plumbing wants to make your air safer and healthier for the family, so we offer many solutions, which include:
The best way to combat low humidity is by using a flow-through humidifier. Traditional humidifiers can spread mold or mildew with a reservoir that allows water to stagnate. You won’t have that problem with an easy-to-maintain flow-through humidifier. Our experts can add one to any forced air heating system to provide humidity back into your home’s air.
The best way to improve high humidity levels is by using a dehumidifier, which will take moisture out of the air. Dehumidifiers are ideal for those blazing hot summer temperatures in Indiana, so your home doesn’t start to feel uncomfortably damp.
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