Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Humidifier’

Here’s How a Humidifier Can Help You This Winter!

Monday, December 16th, 2019

cold-couple-on-couchAs temperatures around here get cooler, the air will get drier. Before you know it, you’ll be sneezing, wheezing, and coughing all over the place. Coincidence? We think not!

See, dry air can wreak all sorts of havoc on your health and comfort, so it is important that you do everything you can to combat this issue head-on. Of course, the best way that we can think of is with a whole-house humidifier.

There are plenty of reasons to have a whole-house humidifier installed in your home, and below, we have listed some of them. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (oh, and as always, remember to call our team when you need an Alexandria, VA HVAC company.)

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Why Humidify Your Home?

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

question-mark-badgeDuring the summer season, our weather can get extremely hot and humid. The idea of adding humidity to a home during any time of the year seems like an odd decision. In truth, adding the right amount of humidity to the air in a house is a great way to protect indoor air quality and alleviate a number of physical symptoms for people and materials.

Today, we’ll look at a few of the issues that may arise in a house with low humidity. We’ll also help you  understand why you should skip the standalone humidifiers and opt instead for a whole-house humidifier in Georgetown. If you have any questions, call a member of our team. We have the expertise to determine if you could benefit from a whole-house humidifier.

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Low Humidity? Big Problem

Monday, August 14th, 2017

comfortable-womanFor many homeowners, the pursuit of comfort in their respective homes begins and ends with a great air conditioner and a dependable, efficient heater. We certainly do not intend to downplay the role that successful temperature maintenance plays in your overall comfort. However, we must also remind you that temperature maintenance is not the whole picture. If you are serious about living in the full comfort we believe you deserve, then must maintain great indoor air quality as well as temperature control.

Another fact that you may not fully realize is that maintaining great indoor air quality in Washington, DC can actually help to protect your property and your health, as well as your comfort. Whether due to the dehumidifying effects of running an AC all the time in the summer, or the naturally drier air that we experience in the winter, you may not have a sufficient amount of humidity in your living space. Using a whole-house humidifier is the best way to resolve that problem. 

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Are You Struggling with Dry Air in Your Home?

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Just when you think you’re out, winter pulls you back in. March is a tricky time of the year, with some of the most unpredictable weather of any season hurtling our way. We’re definitely approaching Spring, though, so now is a good time to think about what issues you may have experienced in your home during this past winter, so you’re not in for repeat issues when the winter cold descends upon us again. One problem that many homeowners struggle with in the winter is extremely dry air in their homes. 

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How to Tell if You Need a Humidifier in Your Home

Monday, December 26th, 2016

During the winter season, a lot of homeowners will invariably focus on keeping their homes warm and cozy. This is an understandable priority, but only emphasizing temperatures in your home is not enough to guarantee your comfort. You also need to know that your indoor air quality is protected.

Indoor air quality is not all about pollutants and particulates floating around in the air. Yes, these are common problems, but the humidity levels of the air can be equally problematic. In the winter, when temperatures drop, humidity levels can drop as well. That is why you may need to use a whole-house humidifier in Capitol Hill.

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What Are the Benefits of Using a Whole-House Humidifier?

Monday, August 15th, 2016

You’ve probably heard the claims that humidity is responsible for discomfort in the summer, and not the heat itself. While certainly an over-simplification of the scenario, there is some truth to this. If your home is too humid, it is going to be tough to live in it comfortably.

Don’t let this give humidity a bad reputation in your opinion, though, because the fact of the matter is that a very dry home is no better than a very humid one. If you home is lacking in the humidity department, you are wise to consider the use of a whole-house humidifier.

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Should I Use a Humidifier When Cooling My Home?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

During the hottest time of the year, you rely upon your air conditioner to keep your home cool and comfortable. However, you must remember that the overall quality of the air in your home is really just as important to your comfort as the temperature of the air in your home is. That is why you may want to team your air conditioner up with a whole-house humidifier in Washington, D.C. Even if the air outside is hot and humid, after all, you may find that the air within your home is too dry. This can prove to be detrimental for a few different reasons, so contact us if you suspect the need for more humidification. 

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Is the Air in Your Home Too Dry?

Monday, February 15th, 2016

The outside in the summer season tends to be rather humid. However, the air in homes can often become too dry, as the air conditioning process dehumidifies the air as your home is cooled. While your heating system is not going to dry out the air in the same manner, you must remember too that you are already starting out with dry air in your home. When you combine that with how tightly sealed up your home, along with the constant reheating of air, it is clear to see that indoor air quality can really suffer during the winter season. If you suspect that the air in your home is too dry, you may want to run a whole-house humidifier in conjunction with your heating system. 

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3 Benefits of Using a Whole-House Humidifier

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Now that we are moving into the winter season, homeowners are beginning to turn to their home heating systems in order to keep their homes warm and cozy. In addition to being quite cold, the air outside in the winter months also tends to be quite dry. While your heater may not dry out the air in the same way that your air conditioner does, you should still remember that having very dry air in your home can have a number of negative effects on yourself and others within your living space.

That is why you may want to consider the use of a whole-house humidifier in Arlington, VA. If you decide that a whole-house humidifier is the right option for your home, just dial our number and schedule your humidifier services with the qualified technicians at Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc.

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Why Add Humidity to the Air in My Home?

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Heating your home effectively throughout the winter season and cooling it reliably during the summer are important goals to have. Comfortable temperatures alone, though, are not enough to ensure that you are able to live in the comprehensive comfort that we know you deserve. You must also surround yourself with air of the highest quality throughout your home. To do so, you may need to work with an indoor air quality specialist. There are a lot of ways in which your indoor air quality may suffer, and only a trained professional can ensure that you are able to turn things around effectively. Very dry air is a common problem, which is why whole-house humidifiers in Washington, DC are so popular. If you think that the air in your home is too dry, contact Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. to learn what you can do about it.

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