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Humidifiers

The humidity in your home is important for more reasons than most people realize. Studies have shown that the optimum humidity for a home is between 35 and 50 degrees C. Homeowners with a humidity outside of this range may be affecting in the following ways:

  • Bacteria, fungi, viruses and mites thrive and multiply as they do, residents of the property can be adversely affected.
  • Very low humidity in your home in winter can result in dry, itchy skin or dry sinuses and nose.
  • Wood is adversely affected, shrinking, cracking, doors no longer fit and hardwood floors may separate at the seams.
  • Warm humid summer air feels hotter and more comfortable, similarly the thermostat in your home may be set higher than it needs to if humidity is low in the winter and may increase heating cost by up to 3%.

Humidifiers and humidistats can help maintain your homes humidity in the optimum range.