Humidifiers and dehumidifiers help control the moisture level in your home to increase your comfort. In our cold winter climate, very dry indoor air is often a problem during the heating season: heated air dries and shrinks wood framing around doors and windows, allowing warm moist air to leak out and cold, dry air to seep into your home. along with the heat loss – and the higher heating bills associated with it – you may notice a build-up of static electricity, unhealthy houseplants, chapped lips, a dry nose or throat, even wall and ceiling cracks and loosening furniture joints and flooring.
If you notice these problems, a humidifier might be the answer…
At Sure-Fire, we carry quality Lennox and Aprilaire humidifiers that safely and efficiently put moisture back into your home. Just as you would set a thermostat at a specific temperature, simply set the humidistat at the desired level; when the humidity falls below that setting, the unit is activated, distributing natural water vapor throughout your home. Dry, parched air disappears, reducing its damaging effects and leaving you warm and comfortable.
Some homes, however, face the opposite problem of excess humidity. In most cases, kitchen and bathrooms are the culprits: Activities like hot showers and boiling water for cooking create excess moisture that’s often trapped in the home. If left unchecked, a build-up of moisture can lead to telltale signs like mold, mildew and peeling paint – or more severe problems like damaged insulation and rotting wood.
These humidity problems can be corrected by properly ventilating the home, using ventilating fans and, in some cases, installing an air-to-air heat exchanger. Fortunately, most humidity build-up can be prevented easily and inexpensively with ventilating fans. By simply installing these electric fans in your kitchen and bathrooms, excess moisture is exhausted outdoors with the flip of a switch. Within minutes, humidity levels return to a more natural level, eliminating potential problems.
Ventilating fans must be sized properly to provide the necessary number of air exchanges that control humidity levels. The capacity that’s right for your depends on the size of the room to be vented and its humidity level. At Sure-Fire, we offer ventilating fans in a variety of capacities and styles to meet your needs. We provide prompt installation services, too.
Make sure the humidity level in your home is safe and comfortable. Give a call to Sure-Fire.