Myrtle Beach Area Air Conditioning Services Include Humidifier and Dehumidifier Installations and Repairs
Do You Need a Dehumidifier?
de•hu•mid•i•fy - verb (-fies, -fied) [trans.]
remove moisture from the air
Moisture build up is a real problem in NZ's heavily insulated modern homes. A family can generate up to 15 liters of moisture per day through breathing, cooking, bathing, heating and clothes drying. In summer months, this moisture builds up in wall linings, framing, roofs and furnishings. In fact, moisture will build up anywhere it can be absorbed. Our outdoor lifestyle compounds the problem. In summer we tend to open doors and windows, which leads to more humidity being absorbed into our houses. View the problems caused by moisture.
Reducing Dampness & Mildew
The moisture our houses absorb manifests itself in dampness and condensation. Dampness can cause deterioration - to our curtains, furniture and expensive appliances.
It can also damage our home causing rotten window sills, wall linings and peeling wall paper, as well as mould in wardrobes, on clothes and a general feeling and smell of dampness in our environment.
Asthma and Allergy
New Zealand statistics for Asthma and some allergies are amongst the highest in the world with one in six New Zealanders having Asthma. 70-80% of Asthma in New Zealand is associated with Allergies. Many of these problems can be linked to the moisture content of our homes. Click here for more information.
For further information on Allergies and Asthma - including causes, preventative measures, help, and links to other health related sites.
A good dehumidifier will help remove dust, pollens and smoke from the air by utilising an Air Purification system. Removal of these from our surroundings can be of benefit to asthma/allergy sufferers and those with respiratory problems.
Do You Need a Humidifier?
hu•mid•i•fy - verb (-fies, -fied) [trans.] [often as adj.]
increase the level of moisture in the air
It's easy to look at the symptoms caused by dry air, and decide that you need a humidifier. To be honest, this is usually the correct answer as most buildings benefit from at least a little humidification during cold weather. But, as this can be quite a large investment, it's better to be sure.
We can measure the humidity in all the rooms where you spend most time. You will soon discover that humidity levels vary during the day. This is perfectly normal, so it is important to take readings in the morning, during the day, in the evening and even at night in the bedroom.The optimum relative humidity level is generally considered to be between 40% and 50%. Anywhere between 30% and 60% is acceptable, and but a figure below 50% is recommended to help control dust mites which are bad for allergy sufferers.
If you discover that a humidifier would be beneficial, then it is time to look at the different types, recommended features, and decide between a whole house humidifier or single room options.
Different Types Of Humidifiers
The main choice is between warm and cool. The difference between the two is exactly as it sounds. Do you want warm moist air, or cool moist air? This decision is usually made on personal preference, but there are some fundamental differences in the way each type works that might also effect your decision.
In general, warm air humidifiers make less noise, but are only suitable for single rooms. Cool air humidifiers can potentially cover a larger area, but as they have moving parts they also tend to make more noise. Every humidifier is different. If you understand how they work, the choice of which one to buy should be much easier.
If you decide that you need one or would like more information, give us a call at 843-314-4424