Home comfort is about a lot more than just your home’s temperature. Did you know that humidity can also affect how comfortable you feel indoors? High humidity may feel stuffy, and can encourage mold and mildew growth. On the other hand, low humidity can irritate our skin, throat and sinuses. It will vary from person to person. But even if you don’t currently notice anything, you could benefit from checking your home’s humidity.

At Ditter Cooling, Heating & Electrical, we’re not comfortable until you are. If you’re looking for ways to adjust your home’s humidity, we can help! We offer a wide range of professional indoor air quality services including humidity control. Our humidifiers and dehumidifiers can quickly adjust the moisture level according to your preferences. Control the humidity of your entire home with one of our whole-house humidifiers.

Learn all the details or request a free estimate from a member of our friendly, knowledgeable staff! We can also help you schedule an appointment. For the best support in the western Twin Cities, give us a call at 763-200-5055 today.

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What Are Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers?

Humidifiers and dehumidifiers are very alike in design and function, with the key difference being where the moisture is going. Humidity control systems use the water cycle, evaporating and condensing moisture where it’s needed. Both also come with humidity sensors to ensure they can adjust it accurately. Both high and low humidity can result in other problems like sinus irritation. And so if you take steps to resolve the humidity issue, it may address your other concerns too.

A humidifier disperses additional moisture indoors using a water storage tank. If the water supply runs out, the humidifier will no longer function. Depending on the design, a humidifier can use steam, mist and even sound to put moisture into the air!

A dehumidifier reverses the process, separating the moisture from the air by condensing it and draining it away. Quality dehumidifiers can reduce indoor humidity to comfortable levels between 30% to 50%.

Types of Humidifiers and Humidity Control Systems

Humidifiers are manufactured in a variety of designs. If you are considering installing one, it’s a good idea to compare their size, power and dispersal method. You’ll have a better idea of which is the most appropriate choice, but Ditter experts are also happy to help. We have years of experience and can recommend the ideal model for you.

  • Whole house humidifiers—Also known as central humidifiers, these humidity control systems are a Ditter specialty. Whole-house humidifiers balance moisture across your entire home. These larger systems are placed directly in your HVAC system to adjust humidity as air passes by. Unlike traditional humidifiers, steam isn’t used.
  • Portable humidifiers—Smaller humidifiers offer localized control, and are more varied than whole-house systems. These portable units are perfect for a single room or small area. Some models are even compact enough to travel with. A downside is the high temperatures generated during use. The unit itself or the steam it emits can cause burns.

Enjoy All the Benefits of a Humidifier or Dehumidifier with Ditter

Depending on how you want to adjust humidity levels, a whole-house humidifier or dehumidifier is a great investment. And with professional maintenance and support from Ditter, it will stay that way for years to come. Make the most of humidity control systems to:

  • Reduce unwanted growth: A dehumidifier removes the damp conditions microorganisms need to thrive. You’ll have better results keeping mold, mildew, dust mites and more at bay.
  • Relieve allergy and asthma symptoms: Dry air irritates respiratory conditions like asthma. Installing a whole-house humidifier can protect you from symptoms throughout your home.
  • Lower the risk of illness: Because bacteria can’t grow as easily in dry air, a dehumidifier might offer a little help for your immune system.
  • Soothe dry sinuses and skin: Humidifiers from Ditter quickly boost indoor moisture, alleviating cracked skin and lips.

Trust Ditter with Professional Humidity Control

Want to know if a humidifier or dehumidifier is right for you? Trust Ditter Cooling, Heating & Electrical. We’re not comfortable until you are, and since 1946 we’ve been helping our customers fix that. Request a free estimate or no-obligation quote to learn more about what humidity control can offer.

To schedule an appointment, call the experts at Ditter today at 763-200-5055.

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