Indoor Air Quality
Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers
People aren’t good at dealing with the extremes. We don’t like too hot, nor do we like too cold—just in the middle is perfect. Likewise, the same is even more true with humidity levels. Too much moisture in the air is uncomfortable, but not enough moisture can be just as bad. But you don’t have to be at the mercy of humidity levels when you have the best humidifiers and the best dehumidifiers.
We at Canella Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. definitely understand how uncomfortable humidity can become—that’s why we install humidifiers and dehumidifiers for residents of Hickory, NC and the surrounding areas. You can call us an HVAC company, but in truth, we just like helping however we can.
If humidity is dragging down your quality of life, that doesn’t mean we can’t help you do something about it. Contact us today to learn more about whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers.
The Balance of Relative Humidity
Relative humidity is a ratio that measures the amount of moisture in the air, with 100% representing the highest level of moisture. People feel most comfortable at a range between 30% and 50%, with 45% being the ideal number. Without the right balance of humidity, various side effects can arrive:
- High humidity feels uncomfortable. It can also create conditions for the growth of mold and mildew. Wood objects and furniture may become warped or damaged by extreme humidity levels.
- Low humidity will compromise your body’s natural systems, such as the sinuses. This can leave you susceptible to illness while making it uncomfortable to breathe. Wood furniture can be damaged by low humidity, as well.
No matter how you look at it, the balance of humidity is essential for home comfort. While there are no devices to control humidity outdoors, that doesn’t mean you have to put up with it indoors.
Whole-House Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers
The solution to balancing humidity levels in Hickory, NC is with whole-house humidity control. These humidifiers and dehumidifiers are installed directly in your HVAC system and integrate with the thermostat. Instead of having to manually adjust them, they will automatically measure the humidity levels in the home and make adjustments as necessary.
Whole-house humidity controls are a huge step above portable devices that many homeowners may resort to. Portable devices can only treat one room at a time, and they must frequently have their water tank changed out. Even for individual rooms, the hassle of maintaining portable humidifiers and dehumidifiers is something no homeowner should have to waste their time with.
Humidity Control Installed by the Professionals
Whole-house humidifier and dehumidifiers aren’t just small devices that are plugged into the walls like their portable counterparts. These devices are large and must be integrated into your existing HVAC ductwork system. That requires the knowledge to know where to install them, to redo the ductwork if necessary, and to ensure that the system and ducts are in proper working order after the installation. There are also times when dehumidifier repair might be necessary, and it’ll take an expert to do it.
There’s no one better to do all of that for you than your HVAC-family at Canella Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Since 1990, we’ve been helping the Hickory, Catawba Valley, and Unifour area residents with all of their HVAC needs. Contact us today for any humidifier and dehumidifier repairs or installations.
Serving Hickory and Catawba Valley
- Granite Falls
- Lake Norman
- Sherrills Ford
- Stony Point