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How Your Home Can Benefit From A Furnace Humidifier

Home improvements are big business these days, with many home owners spending a great deal of money on improving their houses and apartments. However, there are also ways of keeping your home and belongings in good condition without spending a fortune on repairs and decoration. One appliance that can really help to keep your home in good condition is a furnace humidifier. This appliance serves as a valuable tool min improving the air quality within the home, which can then eliminate the risk of damage to your home, your belongings, and your health. Over recent years, air cleaner and humidifier prices have become far more affordable, so now many more people can benefit from the benefits that this type of equipment offers. You can enjoy keeping your whole house in god condition, from your kitchen and bathroom to your bedroom and living areas, when you use a furnace humidifier.

How can a furnace humidifier help?

When you have a home that is beautifully decorated and furnished, the last thing you want is to have all of that ruined due to dry air. The climate within your home can have a surprising effect upon everything within it, and by using a piece of equipment such as this you can inject moisture back into the air, thus alleviating the level of dryness and eliminating the problems that can be created by lack of moisture. However, it is not all about maintaining the decoration and furniture within your home – even more importantly, using this type of humidifier can also have an impact upon your health. Dry air can create and exacerbate a number of health problems, from allergies and skin conditions to respiratory problems. By improving the air quality with a humidifier you can vastly reduce the risk of these health problems, thus enjoying a far better quality of life when at home.

The furnace humidifier is easy to use and maintain

You will find a range of makes and models of humidifier, so you should have no problem finding something to suit your needs and budget. The benefit of the furnace based version is that, unlike conventional humidifiers, it can connect to your water supply, which means that you don’t have to worry about refilling it. You will find that many provide a wide ranging evaporating surface, which means that more of your home will be covered and protected, and you can look forward to effective alleviation of bacteria and mold problems arising. These humidifiers are easy to clean and maintain, and with many models you will find that you only have to clean them out once each year, saving you time and inconvenience. You can select from models available from a range of reputable manufacturers that are well respected in their field, so you can also look forward to reliability and high quality in your humidifier. With the special deals and discounts available online, you can start protecting both your home and your health without delay.

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How An Ultrasonic Humidifier Works

Dry air is a common problem in cold weather and in warm climates. An ultrasonic humidifier can help solve the problems caused by dry air. These can be used in just about every room in your house, including the kitchen and bedroom. They shouldn’t be used in a bathroom, as the humidity level is generally higher in bathrooms. You can find these humidifiers in home improvement stores or on the internet.

Human beings are most comfortable when the humidity in the air is between 30 and 50%. When the air is drier, you may notice symptoms such as a stuffy nose, sore throat, dry skin, dry hair, a dry cough, itchy eyes or nose bleeds. Low humidity causes problems in your home as well. Over time, dry air causes the wood in your hard wood floors and home furnishings to dry out. In extreme cases, it can become brittle and crack. Static electricity is another common problem with dry air.

Benefits of an Ultrasonic Humidifier

The water in these humidifiers isn’t heated. This is a good feature if the machine will be used in a child’s room. There is no danger of burns because there is no hot water. These humidifiers are very quiet when running, so your child’s sleep won’t be disrupted.

Ultrasonics don’t create the white dust that is common with warm mist humidifiers. This dust is the result of minerals in the water being released into the air. This dust settles on the furniture. Ultrasonic machines have a metal platform inside that catches this dust and keeps it from being released into the air.

How an Ultrasonic Humidifier Works

Ultrasonic humidifiers add moisture to the air using high frequency sound vibrations. These vibrations create an ultra fine mist in the air. A metal diaphragm inside the machine vibrates at a high frequency. This creates the mist. The size of this appliance is smaller and more compact than other humidifiers. This allows it to fit easily on any furniture.

Some helpful features on these machines include an adjustable setting for mist control. You can adjust these machines for more or less moisture in the air. Many have a built in humidistat to measure the level of moisture in the air. This helps you keep the humidity in the desirable level. If the level climbs too high, you can turn the mist down or off. You can purchase these separately, if your humidifier doesn’t come with one.

Using an Ultrasonic Humidifier Safely

The biggest concern with these humidifiers is the water is not heated. This poses a danger of microorganisms being released into the air. The presence of mold spores and bacteria in the air aggravates allergies or asthma and can cause illness. Fortunately there are some things you can do to help lessen this risk.

o Change the water in the humidifier after every use. Empty the container and rinse with fresh water. Use a towel to dry it out completely.

o Fill with fresh water just before every use. This prevents mold spores from growing in the standing water.

o Impurities in your tap water can find their way into the air, causing irritation. Both minerals and additives used to clean the public water supply, such as chlorine can cause irritation. The best way to avoid this is to use distilled or bottled water, or consider having a water purifier installed to clean all your water.

o Clean and disinfect the water chamber regularly. You will find instructions for this in your owner’s manual. Use a disinfectant to kill any microorganisms that may remain. Commercial humidifier cleaning products are sold in stores and on the internet for this purpose.

o High levels of humidity in the air lead to the growth of mold spores. Keep the level in the 30-50% range. A humidistat will help you monitor this. If your machine doesn’t have one, buy a separate one to be safe.

o A separate air filter, such as a hepa, can help remove any mold spores or contaminants from the air.

 

Thank you for taking the time with me to learn more about what Mr. Done Right, the handyman / contractor does for you.

Sincerely,

Don Fenton

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Finding The Right Room Humidifers For Your Home

A room humidifier can relieve the symptoms associated with air that is too dry. Low humidity levels are common in the winter. Heating the house makes the air even drier. Low humidity levels are a year round problem in dry climates. Dry air robs the skin and hair of moisture. This causes dry, itchy skin and is a bigger problem for people with dry skin. The skin becomes scaly looking and rough to the touch. People with sensitive skin or eczema have the most problem with low humidity levels in winter.

Dry air can cause health problems as well. Your nasal passages and throat to become dry. Most people find this most noticeable in the morning. If your sore throat gets better during the day, only to return in the early morning, dry air is most likely the cause. Adding humidity to the room can help relieve your symptoms and help you get a better night’s sleep.

Types of Room Humidifiers

A Steam Humidifier or Vaporizer uses hot water. This can be hazardous in homes with small children. The benefit of these is the boiling water kills bacteria and mold spores.

Warm mist humidifiers also use steam, but the air is cooled before being released into the room. The air can pick up bacteria in the cooling process and isn’t as efficient at killing germs as steam models.

Cool Mist Humidifiers use cold water and release a fine pure mist into the room. Bacteria is most common in these humidifiers. Many contain humidifier filters that are meant to trap bacteria and mold. The best choice is a model with a HEPA filter. The filters must be changed regularly because they can become clogged with impurities from your water. To prevent particles from clogging the filter, use distilled water.

Potential Dangers of Humidifiers

Humidifiers can be a breeding ground for bacteria and fungus, if you aren’t careful. Bacteria inside the unit can be released into the air and breathed into the lungs. This is especially dangerous for people with asthma and allergies. The bacteria can make you sick, even if you don’t have one of these conditions.

The standing water is the main source of illness. Mold spores grow in standing water and are then released into the air when the machine is turned on. Mineral dust from the minerals in your water is another problem. This can be seen as white dust inside the machine. These particles are released in the air and can pose problems, depending on the elements and minerals present in your water supply. One way to prevent this problem is to use only distilled water.

Maintaining the correct level of humidity in the room will help prevent problems with mold and mildew. The acceptable range for humidity is between 30 and 50%. Mold breeds in levels above fifty percent and flourishes at sixty percent moisture. Invest in a hygrometer to measure and keep track. A built in humidistat is a great feature and allows you to set the machine with the level you want. When the room reaches the level, it will shut off automatically.

Cleaning and Maintaining

Proper cleaning can prevent illness caused by humidifiers. Regular cleaning is essential and instructions are included from the manufacturer to show you the right way to clean your machine. The water should be changed daily to prevent bacteria and mold spores from developing. Empty the water after each use, rinse the reservoir with fresh water and dry thoroughly. Do this every time you turn it off to keep germs away.

Clean the machine according to the manufacturer’s directions. During times of heavy use, disinfect the machine regularly. If you use a disinfectant, be sure to rinse it thoroughly until all residue is removed and dry it completely. This will avoid problems with chemical vapors in the air. You should disinfect and wash the machine thoroughly at the beginning and end of the season.

 

Thank you for taking the time with me to learn more about what Mr. Done Right, the handyman / contractor does for you.

Sincerely,

Don Fenton

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For more information on handyman or contractor work in the greater Austin area (or beyond), please contact your premiere handyman, Don Fenton, AKA Mr. Done Right Handyman Contractor of Austin, because Mr. Done Right ensures any repairs and/or remodels get Done Right the first time! Call us now for a free estimate! 512-659-8931

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Finding The Best Whole House Humidifier Out There

You spend time and energy figuring out everything with your home décor from the paint on the walls to the coverings on the windows. You may have even thought about which furnace or air conditioning system would best meet your needs. It you really want to make your home environment the most comfortable it can be then you should also put some thought into what is the best whole house humidifier for you. Controlling the humidity in your home is as important as where the thermostat sits in terms of keeping your environment the most comfortable.

Tops Table Vs. Whole House Humidifiers

In many climates there is plenty of humidity in the air at least three seasons of the year. During the cold, dry winter months, many people will put a table top humidifier into their children’s or baby’s room to help them breathe better and sleep undisturbed. However, there are climates where the weather doesn’t adjust the humidity to the perfect comfort level on its own. These are the places where you may find you need more than just one or two room or table top humidifiers, but a whole house humidifier.

If you are considering a home improvement project that will require little tool usage and knowledge and will provide an air purification system along with the humidifier, then adding the a whole house humidifier is right up your alley.

Inside humidifiers there are gauges to measure and regulate humidity levels much like a thermometer regulates temperature. These gauges measure the humidity in the air and then turn the system on and off as needed. The units sit in one room and measure as small as a large console television, yet their effect can reach 2 or 3 thousand square feet worth of living space.

Humidity Control Plus Filtering

The climate in your home is further improved with a whole house humidifier by the addition of a HEPA filter. HEPA filters trap air particles as the air comes into the unit. It filters the air of particles as small as 0.3 micron, which is comparable to some manufacturing clean room environments. That is clean air!

An air purifier which recycles air – that is draws in room air, cleans it and then releases it back into the room – must have some kind of filtration system. HEPA filters can handle whole buildings with tens or hundreds of thousands of square feet, so imagine how well it can work in a home setting.

If you are concerned about how a humidifier will look with your room décor, don’t be. There are dozens of styles and sizes of humidifiers that can manage a whole house and still look like a nice piece of furniture. You can strategically place the humidifier in a corner of the room and top it with some family pictures. You can also place it behind a sofa or chair, but you want to be sure there is plenty of room for the air to circulate both in and out of the unit.

Thank you for taking the time with me to learn more about what Mr. Done Right, the handyman / contractor does for you.

Sincerely,

Don Fenton

(AKA) Mr. Done Right

For more information on handyman or contractor work in the greater Austin area (or beyond), please contact your premiere handyman, Don Fenton, AKA Mr. Done Right Handyman Contractor of Austin, because Mr. Done Right ensures any repairs and/or remodels get Done Right the first time! Call us now for a free estimate! 512-659-8931

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Benefit From The Value Of A Humidifier Rating

Home improvement can be very expensive, and in order to cut down on decoration and furniture replacement costs many people now use a valuable tool known as a humidifier. This type of appliance can help to inject moisture into a dry climate within the home, which in turn can help to eliminate costly damage to furnishings and décor. You can enjoy the benefits of single room humidifiers as well as whole house humidifiers, which can help reduce dry air in all of your rooms, such as the kitchen, the bathroom, the bedroom, the living room, and all communal areas. Another benefit of using this type of equipment within your home or office is that you can reduce ill health that can often arise from dry air, such as allergies, respiratory conditions, and skin conditions. These humidifiers are easy to use and maintain, so you don’t have to go to any unnecessary trouble in order to enjoy the benefits of good air quality within your home or your office.

Selecting the right humidifier for your needs through the use of ratings

One problem that many people come across – particularly those with no prior knowledge or experience with this type of equipment – is working out which humidifier will best sit their needs. Obviously, one important factor that needs to be taken into consideration when making your choice is budget – the cost of these appliances can vary depending on the features, and you need to find one that fits in with the amount you can afford to spend. Aside from the cost of the humidifier, one of the best ways to determine which one might be the right one for you is by taking note of humidifier rating information. By taking a humidifier rating into consideration you can get an objective idea of just how suitable a particular humidifier might be in terms of your own needs. Ratings offer a great way to learn more about the effectiveness – as well as the value and maintenance – of these devices, making them invaluable tools in the search for the perfect humidifier.

You can learn more about these ratings online and make a more informed purchase

The Internet is the ideal place to check out and compare humidifier rating information. You will find a great deal of information relating to these devices, with ratings available to help you find out more about areas such as how well they perform, how easy they are to use and maintain, and their overall value for money. With such a wide choice of humidifier types, makes, and models, trying to make the right choice can be very time consuming and difficult, but with the information that can be gleaned through these ratings the task of finding the device that will best suit you and your home or office can be made far simpler and faster. Whatever type of humidifier you are after and whatever your budget, it can really pay to take the time and view these ratings before making any firm commitment.

 
 

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