Thinking about a whole-house humidifier/dehumidifier for your Frederick, MD home? You’ve probably heard it can help improve indoor air quality (IAQ) and improve your home’s comfort. In addition to air purifiers, air filtration systems, and UV light systems, Wenbrooke Services offers whole-house humidifiers/dehumidifiers to bring the perfect amount of moisture to your indoor air.

Here’s the difference between the two functions:

  • Humidifiers increase moisture in the air and are commonly used during colder months when the air is dry.
  • Dehumidifiers decrease the air’s moisture and are used in hotter months when the air is warm and humid.

Signs You Should Consider IAQ Measures

Too much or too little moisture in your Frederick, MD home’s air can cause a number of health problems and damaging effects.

Side effects of too-dry air include:

  • Allergy symptoms like dry noses, sore throats, and cracked, itchy skin
  • Increased asthma symptoms
  • Frequent static shock
  • Paint and plaster chipping
  • Cracked or split wood floors, molding, trim, and furniture

Side effects of too-moist air include:

  • Fatigue
  • Feeling hot or sweaty
  • Interrupted sleep
  • Respiratory problems
  • Frizzy hair

If you or other members of your household have experienced any of these problems, you might benefit from installing a whole-house humidifier/dehumidifier.

How Whole-House Humidifiers/Dehumidifiers Work

Experts say the ideal indoor humidity level is between 30% and 50%. With moisture continually moving in and out of your home (often without you even noticing it), the indoor air quality can be compromised when the humidity level drops below or above this range. A whole-house humidifier/dehumidifier is installed directly into your HVAC system’s ductwork and connected directly to your home’s water supply. When your HVAC system is running, a portion of the air it’s circulating is directed into the humidifier/dehumidifier, which ensures the correct level of humidity is present in every room of your home.

Benefits Of Whole-House Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers

You may have tried using portable humidifiers or dehumidifiers in your home. But those units are designed to work only in a confined area or one room. When you incorporate a whole-house humidifier/dehumidifier into your home’s HVAC system, it:

  • Moisturizes the air and promotes skin and respiratory relief
  • Prevents drying and cracking woodwork, furniture, art, and musical instruments
  • Gives you clean, comfortable air that helps you feel great all year long

Another great benefit is that, unlike portable units, you never need to add or take away any water. A whole-house humidifier/dehumidifier gets its water from your existing plumbing system and releases it through the drain lines. Whole-house humidifier/dehumidifiers are also much safer than portable units and don’t require the regular maintenance those models do to prevent bacteria and mold buildup. You also save money by not having to continually buy the distilled water portable units need to run properly.

Importance Of Hiring A Pro For a Whole-House Humidifier/Dehumidifier Installation

Installing a whole-house humidifier/dehumidifier requires in-depth knowledge of your home’s HVAC system, plumbing, and wiring. A professional HVAC services provider can make sure the equipment is installed correctly and works properly with two of the most expensive home appliances you own: your AC and furnace.

Wenbrooke Services offers a wide range of indoor air quality solutions, including whole-house humidifiers/dehumidifiers. To learn more about all the residential HVAC products and services we offer, contact us online today or call us at 240-394-1500.