Shaw's Air Conditioning & Heating Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Humidifiers’

Installing a Humidifier Can Help Keep You Healthy This Winter

Monday, November 30th, 2015

It shouldn’t be a surprise to anybody that we live in a desert, and with the state in its fourth year of drought there are some things that you need to be aware of. Chronically dry air can have some nasty effects on your health, and it gets worse during winter. Let’s take a look at what happens when your home’s air is too dry, and how a humidifier can help keep you healthy this winter.

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Why You Should Consider a Whole House Humidifier

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Humidity is often referred to as a negative thing among the general populace. How many times have you heard, “Yeah, but at least it’s a dry heat!”? The thing is, while high humidity can indeed be a problem, low humidity can be just as bad. If you allow the air in your home to have consistently low humidity, you’re creating a number of problems for yourself. Read on to find out more about how low humidity can be harmful, and how a whole-house humidifier can help.

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3 Benefits to a Whole House Humidifier

Friday, May 9th, 2014

The dry heat of a California summer often means increased comfort: aridity draws heat from our bodies rapidly, helping to cool us off even during roasting weather. However, the dry climate does bring problems with it as well that can affect you and your home. If you suffer from problems due to low moisture in your house’s air, consider having professionals install a whole-house humidifier in your HVAC system.

Here are three benefits you’ll receive from a whole-house humidifier. These advantages go beyond what any portable room humidifier can deliver. But you’ll need to have expert technicians handle the work. Shaw’s Air Conditioning offers installation of humidifiers in Fresno, CA (and dehumidifiers as well). Contact us to find out about the options for balancing the humidity in your house.

Benefits of Whole-House Humidifiers

  • More comfort: Low humidity may help you feel better during intense heat, but when the weather cools, you’ll discover low humidity makes you feel worse during the cold. The moisture in your skin will easily escape into the dry air, taking body heat with it and making you feel chillier than the room’s temperature. Balanced humidity not only means you’ll feel more comfortable year-round, it also means translates to work for your heater during the fall and winter because you will feel warmer in general.
  • Improved health: Both high and low humidity can create health issues. In the case of aridity, a household can experience dry skin, respiratory infections, and an increase in flus and colds that transmit easier in dry weather. The arid conditions also contribute to the viability of some dangerous viruses. With balanced humidity, these viruses rapidly die out, and the other problems will also vanish. There’s a bonus as well: fewer shocks from static electricity, so you won’t have to feel wary about touching the doorknobs during the winter.
  • Less damage to furnishings and possessions: Low moisture is destructive for your home’s interior. It peels wallpaper and makes paint chip. Dryness also warps and causes wood to split, which will mean damage to your furniture, floors, and walls. (If you have antique furniture, you should invest in a humidifier now.) Musical instruments will suffer from aridity, as will other precision devices.

When you contact air quality specialists like those at Shaw’s Air Conditioning, technicians will analyze your home’s air and determine the type and size of humidifier you need for maximum comfort, health, and home protection. After installation, count on the technicians for the necessary maintenance and repairs to keep your humidifier running.

Shaw’s Air Conditioning offers many solutions for indoor air quality problems: whether its air filters, UV germicidal lights, duct repairs, dehumidifiers, or humidifiers in Fresno, CA we can take care of the work for you.


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