Humidity Control for Health & Comfort
Without the right equipment, balancing humidity levels throughout the whole home is nearly impossible. Too much or not enough in-home moisture can create a litany of problems for your health, comfort, furnishings, and your wallet. The ideal relative humidity level indoors should hover around 45%; anything under 30% is too dry and should be increased to avoid the common problems associated with dry indoor air.
The Moisture Pro works with your home’s heating and cooling systems to monitor and add moisture to the air when necessary. Homeowners in Wisconsin benefit most from the Moisture Pro during the winter months when the air is naturally dryer.
Questions About Whole-Home Humidifiers
How much does whole-home humidifier installation cost?
Homeowners can expect to spend anywhere from $$900-$1,500 to have a whole-home humidifier professionally installed and warrantied. The price varies based on a few different factors:
1. Does the price include professional installation by a certified HVAC technician?
Since the Moisture Pro is directly added to your furnace and water supply, this is not something we recommend as a DIY or “I know a guy” project. Bad or improper installation of any indoor air quality products can leave you with a litany of problems. Pure Indoor Air products are exclusively installed by Capital Heating & Cooling in Menomonee Falls.
2. What size is the humidifier?
Humidifiers are sized according to how much moisture it can put out in a given time. Typically this is determined by the size of your home and level of insulation. The Moisture Pro covers up to 4,200 square feet!
3. Is there a warranty?
The Moisture Pro comes with a 1 year warranty, both on the installation and the equipment itself.
How do I control the humidity in my house?
To control the humidity in your home and make sure it does not get too dry, a humidifier may be necessary. Pure Indoor Air offers the Moisture Pro whole home humidifier, which is installed in the ductwork near the HVAC. The device is connected to your home’s water supply and, when the system indicates the humidity levels are too low, will create a mist when it merges with the air from your system. When humidity levels are adequate, the Moisture Pro stops adding moisture to the air entering your house.
What is a good humidity level in the house?
An ideal humidity level in the house is around 45%. Anything less than 30% or more than 50% could make your home’s inhabitants start to experience health problems. Humidity levels that are not appropriate could also cause damage to your home’s paint, wood, insulation and siding.
Why is my indoor humidity so high?
There are a number of things that might contribute to your home’s indoor humidity being too high, including:
- Everyday Activities – Cooking, doing the dishes, laundry, taking showers and simply sweating can all increase the humidity levels in your home.
- Leaks – Moisture could be entering your home through cracks or leaks in pipes, roof tiles or joints.
- Construction – Your home’s insulation could have been installed incorrectly. Or, your air conditioning unit could be too large for your home, meaning it cannot cycle properly to remove moisture from the air.
- Poor Ventilation – If fresh outdoor air can circulate throughout your home, humidity levels will improve. With bad or no ventilation, humidity will rise.
We can help improve the humidity levels in your home. Contact Pure Indoor Air today!
Download our free guide about the Moisture pro
This free download includes all the information needed to make an informed decision about adding the Moisture Pro to your home. Choosing the right indoor air quality company makes the world of difference in the results you can expect to see. From learning about the benefits of balanced moisture level in your home to how it works, this download will help you know what to expect from the Moisture Pro.
Learn more about important things like:
- Energy efficient settings
- Health benefits
- Preserving home furnishings & structure
Signs of Dry Indoor Air
When the relative humidity in your home drops below 30%, it’s hard not to notice the warning signs.
Your Health & Comfort are Compromised
When indoor air is too dry, asthma and allergy symptoms can worsen. Cold and flu viruses may spread more rapidly, and you may be more prone to sinus infections. Dry air pulls moisture from your skin, which makes you feel cold, and causes dry skin, chapped lips, and dry air passageways.
- Chapped lips
- Dry, itchy skin
- Feels colder
Climbing Energy Bills
Because dry indoor air feels cooler, many homeowners make the mistake of turning up the heat, when it’s the humidity level that really needs to be increased. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates a 4% savings on heating bills for every degree lower you set your thermostat.
Damage to Home and Furnishings
Dry air is damaging to homes. Wood & other building materials, as well as furniture are robbed of moisture when the air is too dry. Cracks and damage can occur to flooring, trim, and even framing around windows and doors.
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