Indoor Air Quality
- Comfort Club
We rightfully spend a great deal of time concerning ourselves with handling indoor temperature control here in Kansas City, MO, but it’s hardly the only comfort concern in our neck of the woods. Relative humidity levels can make our lives miserable, with sweltering mugginess in the summer and bone-dry air in the winter. Heaters and standard air conditioners can only deal with the problem crudely at best.
The ideal solution is a whole-house humidifier for the winter and a similar whole-house dehumidifier for the summer. The friendly pros at Climate Control Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can perform quality installation, as well as humidifier and dehumidifier repair and servicing to boot. For the best humidifiers and dehumidifiers in the Kansas City area, call on our team today!
Why Are Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers Necessary?
Human beings are most comfortable when the relative humidity levels sit somewhere between 30% and 50%. When it gets higher, our bodies won’t cool off and we feel manky and gross. (High humidity also fosters the growth of mold and bacteria in your home.) When humidity falls lower, your skin feels dry and itchy, static electricity increases and your body is more vulnerable to colds and illnesses.
Humidifiers and dehumidifiers solve the problem in an elegant and effective way. In addition to keeping your humidity levels comfortable, they can lower the strain on your air conditioner and heater: helping them do their job more effectively and reduce the risk of a breakdown instead. Call our team for the best humidifier and dehumidifier repair service in the Kansas City, MO area.
Dehumidifiers Help Your Air Conditioner
The best way to reduce humidity in the air is to lower the temperature, which causes the ambient moisture to coalesce into droplets. (This is one of the reasons why you get dew on the ground in the cool hours of the early morning.) That means that air conditioners work as dehumidifiers by default, simply by running the way they do.
The trouble is that they do the job crudely at best, and they waste energy in the process. Furthermore, while air conditioners have a drip pan and other devices designed to remove the condensate, they can’t always handle the excess moisture. The best dehumidifier is the one that specifically does the job, allowing you to tailor the humidity levels to suit. And our team can cover dehumidifier repairs as well as installation service. Call us today.
Turn on a Humidifier in the Winter
You might be familiar with smaller humidifiers designed to help people when they’re sick, or perhaps to keep certain indoor plants healthy in the winter. The best humidifiers are whole–house humidifiers, however, which extend those benefits to the entire home.
Not only can a humidifier help your heater do its job more easily, but it can prevent colds by ensuring that your sinuses don’t dry out, as well as cutting down on static electricity and other nuisances. If you think your home could benefit from a humidifier, or you have an existing model that needs repairs, contact us today.