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Why Installing a Humidifier Is a Good Idea

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Texas has a well-earned reputation of being an uncomfortably hot place during the summer. Since we live in a desert, the fact that it’s hot and dry shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. What might be surprising, however, is the effect that the environment can have on you and your home. In order to cope with the oppressive heat, most homeowners run their air conditioners non-stop all summer long. This takes care of the heat, but one of the side-effects of heavy air conditioner use is that it removes most of the humidity from the air in your home. Let’s take a look at what that lack of humidity can do, and why installing a humidifier is a good idea.

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Problems from Dry Air in Your Home

Monday, February 9th, 2015

You’ve probably heard someone complain about the humidity levels in the air at least once before. “Humidity” refers to the amount of moisture in the air. A measurement of humidity indicates the percentage of water vapor in the air at any given point. So, 100% is the maximum amount of water vapor that the air can hold, but most people describe themselves as being most comfortable at around 30-50%.

When the humidity levels are too high, sweat cannot evaporate from your body as easily as it normally does. This is why it feels so hot and sticky in humid areas. Besides that, high levels of humidity can result in a whole host of problems, from water damage in the home to mold growth to illness. But did you know that low humidity can be just as problematic?

If the people in your home suffer as a result of dry air in the wintertime, the friendly technicians at Roznovak recommend hiring a team of experts to install a humidifier in your home that works with your HVAC system to help moderate moisture levels. Without it, you may experience some discomfort or even damage to the home.

  • Itchy, Dry Skin – Perhaps the most noticeable effect of dry air is the dry feeling it leaves on your skin, and perhaps even some itchiness and chapped lips. If you find yourself running to the store for lotions and balms to relieve discomfort frequently, it may be time for a humidifier.
  • Prolonged Illness – It seems that every time a character in the movies or on TV is stuck at home with a cold or the flu, a standalone humidifier sits by their bedside. This is because dry nasal passages are not only irritating during a cold; they also affect your body because it will take longer to heal with dry membranes. But a whole-home humidifier benefits you over a standalone model because if one person in the home is sick, the rest off the family is probably soon to follow. A whole home model can help prevent illness for the rest of the family.
  • Damaged Floors and Furniture – Wood furniture and floors may actually crack and wear away over time in areas of extremely low humidity. Drywall can also crack, and paint may begin to chip.

Call Roznovak today to speak with professional installers who take the time to set up and test whole  home humidifiers in Roundrock with the utmost care.

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Signs that You Need a Humidifier in Your Home

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Do you suspect that the dry air in your home is leading to all sorts of difficulty throughout the house? Do you want to make certain that any related health or structural issues are taken care of? You have no doubt heard of or possibly used a portable humidifier at some point. They are popular items, particularly during the winter months when dry air seems to linger throughout our living spaces. But they are hardly sufficient for larger spaces, or to cover the humidification needs of an entire home or commercial work space. In today’s post, we’d like to look closely at some signs that indicate a need for humidification. Whole house humidifiers truly are the way to go.

Humidity is the amount of moisture in the air. High humidity levels can make the indoor air feel a lot hotter than the temperature indicates because our skin cannot use perspiration to cool itself. Conversely, low humidity levels can cause the indoor air to feel colder than it actually is. Low humidity can cause all sorts of trouble.

  • Dry skin, nosebleeds, and sore throats. If you frequently wake up a sore throat, then it may not be related to illness at all, but rather to the low humidity levels in the home. Low humidity sucks the moisture away from the skin, causing it to become dry or chapped. It can also affect your mucus membranes and cause nosebleeds.
  • Warping, splitting and cracking. Wood flooring, furniture and instruments are all susceptible to problems caused by low humidity. If you find that your flooring makes additional noise during the dry season or you see visible cracks in the walls or ceiling, then you may want to consider boosting your humidity levels.
  • Static electricity. Dry air is also susceptible to increased static electricity. If you find yourself getting shocked throughout your own home, then adjusting the humidity levels is the best way to prevent this annoyance.

If you want to make a big difference in your indoor air quality, then adjusting the humidity can go a long way. We offer comprehensive humidifier services throughout the Austin, TX area.

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