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Does your skin dry in winter?Do you often catch colds?Does your home feel damp?If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may need a dehumidifier or humidifier in your home.Let's take a look at how they work and see if you can benefit from them.
The central dehumidifier is an integral part of your hvac system that removes moisture from the air.It has long been thought that turning on the air conditioner in the summer is enough to get rid of the humidity inside.This is not true.While air conditioning does cool the room, moisture is still present most of the time, but not as noticeable.
Too much water in your home can cause negative reactions, such as:
· mold and bacteria growth
· insects that prefer to gather in cool, moist areas
· allergy sufferers can be affected
· damp, which can lead to rotting and peeling walls in your home
· floors in your home can feel sticky or damp
· general discomfort
Sleep is just as affected as daily activities.Too much water can lead to odors all over your home.
A dehumidifier monitors your home's humidity level and tells the blower when to turn it on.Some systems have vents that bring in outdoor air and reduce humidity.As the air circulates, the dehumidifier absorbs moisture from the air and pumps it into the gutter.
The central humidifier works the opposite way.During the winter months, your house may become too dry as hot air circulates in your home.If the air is too dry, you may notice the following:
· more colds and flu than usual
· chapped skin or lips
· general feeling of discomfort and dryness
The humidifier is connected to the hvac system, and there is also a tap to the cold water side of your plumbing system.The electromagnetic valve on the humidifier controls when water enters the unit.
When the humidifier feels the air is too dry, it opens the solenoid to bring water into the humidifier and turns on the blower.Air is forced through a damp filter to absorb moisture and then dispersed indoors.Filters in humidifiers are usually treated with a special chemical to eliminate bacterial buildup.There's also a vent that allows it to dry itself out when it's not in use, so the water doesn't stick around.
The central humidifier has a damper that should be turned on in winter and off in summer.It is important to clean the humidifier at the end of each season and replace the filter pad at the beginning of each season.Using the same filter element from season to season will make it too soft and wear out to function.
The humidity in your home should be between 30 and 50 percent.You can measure the relative humidity of your home with an inexpensive electricity meter, available at most hardware stores.