During the cold winter months, dry air can become a problem. Dry air can cause a number of skin conditions and increase the risk of static shock which is most unpleasant. In the home, it can also cause issues such as peeling wallpaper and the warping of wood, etc. One solution to combat the effects of dry air is a humidifier.
To bring relief from dry air to the entire home a central humidifier is the most effective type of humidifier. This is usually fitted to the forced-air system of the house with water being fed into it via a connection to the homes plumbing system, a “trickle” type of humidifier would be a good option.
While central humidifiers are a good solution to problems associated with dry air, they could start to create other issues if they are not maintained and inspected properly. A big problem is that it may start to produce harmful fungus or other bacteria. If the central humidifier is causing too much condensation, it will also provide the right environment for the growth of mold and mildew. Knowing what we do of the health problems associated with mold spores, etc. the development of this would put the whole household at risk.
It’s very important to be fully aware of how a central humidifier works before you install one in your home so as to prevent damaging areas of your home, not to mention your health. But, what if you already have a central humidifier installed? Ask yourself, when was the last time you had it inspected? This is, not only an important part of its maintenance but will go a long way to ensuring it does not present a danger to the home’s occupants.