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Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers in Birmingham, AL
Your body is mostly made of water, and as such it relies on a certain balance of moisture in the air in order to work properly. If this balance is thrown off, as often happens, it can have a wide range of negative effects on your health and comfort. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to deal with humidity levels that are too high or too low in your home. Western Sales & Services, Inc. offers a full range of humidifier and dehumidifier services throughout Birmingham, AL. If you need a system installed, repaired, maintained, or replaced, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.
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Why Unbalanced Humidity Is Harmful to Your Birmingham Home
If the air in your home is too humid, it will create a number of problems for you. First, it raises the evaporation point of liquid. This may not seem like that big of a deal, but remember that your body cools itself by sweating. When the sweat evaporates, it takes the heat with it. The longer the sweat takes to evaporate, the harder it will be for your body to cool itself. This is why humid days seem so much hotter than dry days. High humidity also promotes mold growth in the darker places of your home, like between the walls and in cabinets. Mold spores can cause a wide range of negative health effects if inhaled, which is why it’s so important for you to avoid chronically high humidity.
Air that is too dry creates other issues for homeowners. First, it saps all the moisture from your skin and the membranes in your nose. This causes them to dry out and crack, making your body more susceptible to disease. Part of the reason that people get sick more often during winter is that they use their heaters too often and it dries out the air, making it easier for them to become infected. Chronically dry air also dries out wood products, like books, furniture, and even the support studs in your walls. You will find that your home is generally more brittle and easily damaged if the air inside it is too dry. These are just a few of the reasons why you may need a humidifier or dehumidifier installed in your home.
Call Us for Comprehensive Humidifier and Dehumidifier Services
Humidifiers and dehumidifiers are complex systems, each with their own unique demands when it comes to installation. Because they require access to the ducts, the home’s power supply and, in the case of humidifiers, access to water, you should trust a professional to handle their installation for you. You don’t want to attempt to install them yourself, lest you end up doing more harm than good. Western Sales & Services, Inc. offers a full range of comprehensive humidifier and dehumidifier installation services throughout Birmingham, AL.
Humidifiers and dehumidifiers don’t develop problems nearly as often as climate control systems, but it does happen. If you have reason to suspect that your humidifier or dehumidifier is experiencing problems, call for repairs as soon as possible so that we can mitigate the damage. We also offer maintenance services to keep your HVAC systems in top shape.