Humidifiers Articles

Why Is a Home Dehumidifier Important?

April 14, 2020
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Although most Loveland homeowners understand the importance of having a working heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to provide heating and cooling throughout the year, some people don’t realize the equally important factor of controlling a home’s humidity levels as well.  Our professionals at Balance Point Heating & Air Conditioning want to provide you…

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Humidifiers in the Fall

October 3, 2018

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How to Reduce Uncomfortable Humidity in Your Home

July 23, 2015

While the Front Range is relatively dry in terms of relative humidity, we can still get some sticky days in the summer, and some homes have unique conditions that make the indoor air more humid. The good news is that a variety of strategies are available to reduce humidity in your Fort Collins area home. This…

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How to Handle Condensation on Your Home’s Windows

April 7, 2015

The icy winters and warm summers of the Fort Collins area mean moisture buildup around your home can be a problem any time of year. Condensation on home windows may seem like a minor annoyance, but if left unchecked, it can lead to mold growth and wood rot. It also suggests your home has too…

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How Can Whole-Home Humidifiers Benefit Your Health?

March 26, 2015

During the winter, your home’s indoor air can become uncomfortably dry due to low humidity. Noses, throats, skin and sinuses can dry out, resulting in respiratory and other health problems. Fortunately, increasing home humidity levels with a portable or whole-home humidifier can help prevent these problems and raise your comfort level. Low Humidity in Your Home Low…

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Disinfect Your Home Humidifier with White Vinegar

January 6, 2015

One of the most important tasks in home humidifier maintenance is making sure your device is clean and free of bacteria, mildew and mineral buildup. Although you should already be changing the water everyday and performing routine cleanings, there are times when you’re going to have to give your humidifier a deep clean. Fortunately, it’s easy to disinfect your…

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How Can a Humidifier Increase Indoor Comfort in Your Colorado Home?

December 25, 2014

Colorado winters are typically dry and cold, which means the inside of your Fort Collins home can get pretty uncomfortable. Running a furnace or heat pump to warm up your home can make air less humid, leading to dry skin, static shock, respiratory problems and irritated nasal passages. Dry air can also damage indoor plants, wood…

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Shop for a Whole House Humidifier with These Tips

May 1, 2014

Regulating the humidity in your home is an important part of keeping your family comfortable and healthy. A home that is appropriately humid allows your family to avoid dry skin and respiratory problems that may arise when indoor air quality suffers. You can use these tips to find the perfect whole house humidifier for your needs.…

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Combat Colorado Dryness with Regular Humidifier Maintenance

February 6, 2014

With winter in full force, making sure your humidification system is up to snuff becomes a top priority. Routine maintenance has the potential to improve and maintain your health and comfort, as well as save you money and protect your personal possessions. Humidifiers replace the moisture removed from the air by your heating system. The dry…

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Humidity Too Low? Improve More Than Just Health and Comfort

January 30, 2014

When you live in a dry environment such as that of Fort Collins, it’s pretty important to think about a humidification system for your home during the cold winter months. While a standard HVAC system ensures you have decent air quality in your home, most systems don’t maintain comfortable humidity levels. If the humidity level…

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Humidification: Can a Damper Environment Really Improve Your Wintertime Comfort?

December 26, 2013

Humidification in your Fort Collins home is one of the best ways to ensure home comfort throughout the winter. It prevents certain types of damage to your home and furnishings and also protects the occupants against the transmission of flu, among other benefits. Since the air in the western part of the United States is…

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Aim for Balanced Humidity in Your Fort Collins Home

September 24, 2013

Maintaining balanced humidity in your Fort Collins home is as important during the summer as it is during the winter. Experts recommend that homeowners keep their humidity levels between 30 to 50 percent for maximum comfort. High humidity levels can create conditions that lead to mold, mildew and the proliferation of dust mites. Mold forms…

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If Your Whole-House Humidifier Won’t Be Used This Summer, Shut It Down Correctly

August 13, 2013

Whole-house humidifiers are designed to add moisture to the air, which is necessary in some homes during the winter, because dry air can detract from comfort and even cause wood furniture and fixtures to crack. During the summer, however, outdoor humidity tends to rise, and extra moisture is no longer needed. Maintaining a whole-house humidifier, whether…

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How Your Whole-House Humidifier Manages Relative Humidity

March 19, 2013

The humidity in your home has a significant effect on your comfort. Dry air, which is more common in the winter — when your furnace is running — can cause your skin to become itchy, your vision to blur and your nose to feel clogged. There’s annoying static electricity to contend with, and the dry…

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Humidifier Maintenance Helps Homeowners Avoid Common Problems

March 7, 2013

The best way to keep your home humidification system in top working order is to keep it maintained. Still, a humidifier can develop an occasional problem. Two of the more common problems are leaks and insufficient moisture being sent into your home. Here are some tips that will help you avoid these issues. Not enough moisture:…

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Using A Whole-House Humidifier To Boost Indoor Air Quality

January 31, 2013

Cold and flu season is getting into full swing, and you’re probably doing everything you can to keep your family healthy. Among the proactive measures that should be on your to-do list is keeping your indoor air quality as optimal as possible. In that regard, you might be interested to know that dry air — which most…

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