Differences Between A Humidifier And A Dehumidifier

heating-cooling.jpgToo little or too much moisture in your house or office can lead to unpleasant conditions or health problems. Moisture can also cause issues for the structure of your building itself. A humidifier or dehumidifier can help you find the right balance of moisture in order to protect your home or place of business. The question is, which one is right for you?

Humidifiers – There’s more than one type of humidifier, but at its most basic level, the device emits water vapor into a space to increase the level of humidity. This operation prevents problems like nosebleeds, sinus headaches, sore throats and flaky skin. Humidity allows tiny hairs in the nose to move and do their job of filtering out bacteria and viruses to prevent colds and flu. 

Dehumidifiers – It is possible for houses and offices to have too much humidity, which can create excessive condensation. If a building does not have proper ventilation, excess water vapor can travel through walls and ceilings causing wet insulation, peeling paint, mold on walls and rot in woodwork. Fogging and condensation accumulating on windows can be another indication of too much humidity.

Too much moisture in the air poses the perfect environment for mold, pollen and dust mite growth, which can exacerbate asthma, allergies and other respiratory complications. If the humidity level in your home or office exceeds fifty percent you should consider installing a dehumidifier. The device collects moist air thereby removing excess humidity and emitting dryer air back into the room. A dehumidifier can make a major difference in comfort during the sticky summer months when humidity levels are naturally higher.

Contact Reese Services today to install a new Bryant humidifier or dehumidifier in your home or office. Our technicians can assess the moisture level in each room then suggest a humidifier or dehumidifier that best suits your needs.