Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers Fairfax, VA
Humidity can affect your home comfort levels and indoor air quality throughout the year, which is why it’s important to monitor conditions that may indicate an issue.
A hygrometer enables you to keep track of your home’s relative humidity, but when readings are outside the recommended range, knowing what to do is equally important. Ideal indoor humidity ratings should remain between 30 and 50 percent. If the ratings stray, both humidifiers and dehumidifiers can bring moisture levels in your home back to the recommended range.
The summer humidity can be an issue if temperatures in Fairfax, Virginia aren’t high enough to warrant extensive use of your air conditioner, which typically removes moisture from your home. Shorter cycles associated with milder weather and minimal A/C operation do not allow enough time for adequate dehumidification, causing various problems to arise due to excessive humidity, including:
- Indoor sweating – moisture can accumulate on your ceilings, floors, furnishings and walls, causing potential damage.
- Mold – mold growth can arise in areas with concentrations of moisture, an issue that can affect the health of your family.
- Discomfort – poor dehumidification can leave your indoor environment feeling hotter than it actually is, which may tempt you to use your A/C more.
Our line of Aprilaire humidifiers and dehumidifiers can help you solve your problems with high humidity levels.
Low Winter Humidity Levels
In the winter, your indoor air quality can be affected by the opposite problem – too little moisture. Cold air holds half the moisture that warm air holds and the operation of a furnace can draw the small amount of remaining moisture out of your indoor air. This can lead to dry conditions that can also have a negative impact on your comfort and health, including:
- Cracked and chapped skin.
- A need for greater heating activity to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature because the air feels cooler when humidity levels are low.
- Humidity levels of 15 percent or less can dry mucous membranes, affecting personal defenses against winter illnesses.
Our line of Aprilaire humidifiers and dehumidifiers includes many options for use in conjunction with your heating unit to ensure that your home is comfortable and your family is healthy during the cold winter months.
Locate the Right Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers for Your Home
The indoor air quality team at HVAC & Plumbing Unlimited is available to assist with your humidity concerns. Our familiarity with Prince William, Fairfax and Loudoun counties enable us to make recommendations for humidifiers and dehumidifiers that will best serve your home comfort needs. Contact us today to discuss your concerns or schedule an appointment.
HVAC & Plumbing Unlimited Service Areas
We serve areas throughout Northern Virginia, including Aldie, Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Ashburn, Bailey’s, Brambleton, Bristow, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Falls Church, Fort Belvoir, Franconia, Gainesville, Great Falls, Haymarket, Herndon, Leesburg, Lorton, Manassas, Mclean, Mount Vernon, Oak Hill, Oakton, Purcellville, Reston, South Riding, Springfield, Stafford, Sterling, Tysons Corner, Vienna, West Springfield, and Woodbridge.
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