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What Do I Need To Know Before I Buy A Humidifier?

Updated: Oct 28, 2022

Before buying one, some customers may as themselves: What does an air humidifier do? Or what is an air purifier good for? The simple answer is humidifiers are designed to enable moisture into the air. Though, this isn’t an appliance that every household needs. Before you jump the bullet, you may want to assess how dry or moist your home truly is. There is a bit of research involved, though reading this article should provide enough guidance to get you on the right track before making a decision.

Know Your Air

Hire a professional that can assess your current moisture levels. “You want it between 35% and 55%,” says David Kenyon, training manager specializing in heating, ventilation and air conditioning for Sears Home Improvement Products in New Rochelle, New York. “If it’s higher, mold, bacteria or dust mites could thrive,” he says. “And humidity that’s too low can dry out your furniture, floor boards, doors and artwork. It can also cause dry skin and even nosebleeds.” Additionally, schedule a home performance check up for any moist air leaks or dry air coming in.

What Humidifier Is Best?

This depends on if you are looking to add one to a single room or a whole house humidifier. A whole house system may involve a “forced air system and ductwork”. For a single room, you’ll want to make sure your humidifier is cleaned and that a room too moist will lead to mold growth. Aside from all of that, humidifiers are great in the sense that there are many types to choose from! There are cool mists, warm mists, some are quieter than others, etc...

Call Air Methods Environmental Now

If you still aren’t sure if getting a humidifier or even an air purifier is right for you, you’ll want to contact an air expert such as Air Methods Environmental. Contact Air Methods Environmental to get your air assessed today. Contact us today at (541) 668 - 1848 or fill out the form here.

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