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Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers in Baxter, IA

The right humidity level for a home is a balance between extremes. Relative humidity between 30% and 50% is ideal for maintaining comfort and good health. But during the year in Iowa it’s far too easy for indoor humidity to swing one direction or the other, with high humidity in the summer and low humidity during the winter. To maintain humidity balance in a home often requires the installation of a whole-house humidifier and/or dehumidifier.

Finding the best dehumidifier or best humidifier to serve you is something that requires working with indoor air quality experts. You’ll eventually need them to do the actual installation—whole house humidifiers and dehumidifiers aren’t DIY projects—so have them working with you from the start. And the place to start is Baxter Comfort Solutions. We have years of history with HVAC services in Baxter, IA and in the “golden circle” between Ames, Des Moines, Newton, and Marshalltown.

Why You May Need a Whole–House Humidifier

Let’s start with humidifiers, which are immensely helpful during the winter months when much of the moisture in the air freezes, and furnaces can further dry out the air throughout a home. Raising humidity levels with a whole–house humidifier helps avoid problems like these:

  • Extra cold discomfort: With low moisture levels in the air, heat escapes from people’s bodies faster. This puts an unpleasant edge on the weather and makes a house feel colder than it is.
  • Energy waste: If everyone in a home feels an additional chill because of low humidity, the heating system must stay on longer to overcome it. Utility bills will be higher as a result.
  • Fast spread of illness: A common health trouble from low humidity is dried sinuses, which removes a major defense against illnesses spreading from person to person in a home.
  • Wood and paint damage: Dry air also draws moisture out of wood and painted surfaces, resulting in warping and cracking.

Advantages of a Whole–House Dehumidifier

Turning to summer, when humidity levels often rise above 60%. A whole–house dehumidifier, which works in conjunction with the air conditioning system to draw excess moisture from the air, can help improve summer conditions in a number of ways:

  • Easier time with the heat: "Dry heat" is proverbial for a heat that’s not as brutal. When humidity is too high, it traps heat in people’s bodies and makes them feel hotter.
  • Energy savings: With humidity kept under control, you can usually set the temperature back on the air conditioning system by 8°–10°F. You’ll enjoy much lower energy costs during the summer.
  • Prevent mold and mildew: Damp conditions make it easy for mold and mildew to start to grow in your home. This is not only unpleasant, but it can have a negative effect on indoor air quality.

We Offer Dehumidifier Repair and Other Services as Well

You don’t have to look farther than Baxter Comfort Solutions when you need indoor air quality services. Along with the installation of whole–house dehumidifiers and humidifiers, we also repair these units and provide maintenance that keeps them in great condition. As soon as you think that your humidity control system isn’t working right, contact our team and we’ll be out to assist you.

In Baxter, IA and the surrounding areas, you can depend on us for all your home comfort needs. We want to make you a customer for life!