Humidifiers - Control the Moisture in Your Home

humidication-and-indoor-air-qualityDo you notice any of the following while in your home?

  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Nose bleeds
  • Extensive static shock
  • Cracking and shrinking of wood furniture
  • Peeling wallpaper

If so, then you may need a humidifier from CroppMetcalfe. Humidifiers allow you to increase the moisture in your home which can improve the indoor air quality of your home. If you already have a humidifier that isn't operating at peak efficiency, CroppMetcalfe's 5-Star Technicians have all of the training to get your humidifier in working order in now time.

If you live in the Washington DC area including FairfaxArlington, PotomacRockville, or Silver Spring, contact us to find out more about humidifiers or schedule a sales call to setup an appointment.

Humidifier Sales, Service, and Installation

Humidity in your home may not sound like a good thing, after all, we’re taught that if it’s too humid we can do damage to the wall paper or the floors. All you have to do is look at the bathroom after someone takes a hot shower to know that humidity can be a problem. However, the lack of humidity can also cause problems, both for your health and your home and belongings. The way to protect yourself and your things is to have balanced humidity in your home, neither too humid nor too dry. The way to achieve that balance is with a humidifier.

Dry Winters

The equation is simple. Cold air equals dry air. That is why we feel an increase of static electricity throughout the winter months.

When temperatures drop to freezing outside, any air that leaks into your home has 100% relative humidity (RH). During these freezing cold days, your heater works hard to warm up the cold air that comes into your home. When your heater warms up that air, the humidity percentage from the outside air drops, leaving you with dry air.

Humidifiers introduce water vapor into your duct system to help add the humidity back into the air that heaters tend to take away. The main goal for a humidifier is to bring the RH inside your home back up to the desired 30%-50%, leaving you feeling a little less dry and a lot more comfortable.

Questions and Answers

If you have questions about humidifiers and why they are important, especially in the winter, contact the team at CroppMetcalfe today. We’ll be happy to talk to you about your home and whether or not you may need a humidifier. Our sales team can also work with you to find a humidifier that suits your budget and makes sense for the rooms where you need to balance the humidity. If you’d like, one of our 5-Star Technicians can come down to your home and have a look around. If they find signs of too much or too little humidity, they can talk with you about solutions and work to find a time for installation.