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Control Your Albany Home’s Comfort with a Whole-Home Humidifier System

Your health can be affected when humidity levels are imbalanced in your Albany home.

Low humidity levels can make your house seem cooler than it really is. And at the other end of the humidity spectrum, extremely dry air can make your skin, lips and sinuses feel chapped. In some cases it can make you more vulnerable to getting sick. Excess humidity can even affect your home, causing water damage and mold growth.

A whole-home humidifier or dehumidifier from Roland J. Down Service Experts is the most beneficial approach to restoring comfort and improving air quality in your home.

Our Experts can help you find the best energy-efficient equipment for your home. And we’ll support it with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

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12 Signs Your Home’s Humidity Level Is Off

The recommended setting for indoor humidity is between 40–60 percent. You can determine it with a smart thermostat or digital humidity sensor. If you don’t own these devices, there are a couple clues your home’s humidity level is outside a comfortable range:

Humidity Is Too Low

  1. Constant bloody noses
  2. Chapped lips
  3. Dry skin, eyes or throat
  4. Prolonged cold or flu symptoms
  5. Damage to wood flooring or furniture
  6. Too much static electricity

Humidity Is Too High

  1. Mold growth
  2. Windows with condensation
  3. Stale odors
  4. Water damage or stains
  5. Decomposing wood
  6. Increased allergy symptoms

How a Whole-Home Humidifier or Dehumidifier Works

We install a whole-home dehumidifier or humidifier as part of your HVAC system and network of air ducts. It manages humidity as your furnace, heat pump or air conditioner focuses on comfortable temperatures.

The humidifier utilizes a pad and rotating drum or steaming system to raise moisture levels. It starts by drawing water from an external source, like a tap or a reservoir, and then vaporizing it into the indoor air. As the water vapor rises, it adds more moisture to the home’s atmosphere. The amount of moisture in the air is monitored by a humidity sensor so that you can adjust the level of humidity in your home to the level of comfort you desire. The humidity sensor also helps the humidifier know when it needs to turn off as soon as the desired level has been reached.

Meanwhile, a dehumidifier reverses this process and pulls in wet air. It utilizes a fan to force this air over refrigerated evaporator coils, which cools it down. This condenses. The dehumidifier then moves the extra moisture into a pan or drain. For most whole-home systems, this moisture is drained out and away from your home.

Both systems are more useful than their movable equivalents, which can only handle a single room at a time. A whole-home system also requires much less upkeep than a portable dehumidifier or humidifier.

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