Control Your Elkhart Home’s Comfort with a Whole-Home Humidifier System

Your health can be affected when humidity levels are imbalanced in your Elkhart home.

Low humidity levels can make your house seem cooler than it really is. And at the other end of the humidity spectrum, extremely dry air can make your skin, lips and sinuses feel itchy. In some cases it can make you more vulnerable to getting sick. Excess humidity can even affect your home, leading to water damage and mold growth.

A whole-home humidifier or dehumidifier from BW/Cook Service Experts is the most beneficial way to restore comfort and improve air quality at home.

Our Experts can help you help you figure out the best energy-efficient equipment for your home. And we’ll support it with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

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12 Signs Your Home’s Humidity Level Is Off

The standard setting for indoor humidity is between 40–60 percent. You can determine it with a smart thermostat or digital humidity sensor. If you don’t own these devices, there are a couple signs your home’s humidity level is outside a comfortable range:

Humidity Is Too Low

  1. Repeated bloody noses
  2. Split lips
  3. Dry skin, eyes or throat
  4. Lingering cold or flu symptoms
  5. Damage to wood flooring or furniture
  6. Too much static electricity

Humidity Is Too High

  1. Mold growth
  2. Windows with moisture
  3. Stale odors
  4. Water damage or stains
  5. Decaying wood
  6. Aggravated allergy symptoms

How a Whole-Home Humidifier or Dehumidifier Works

We add a whole-home dehumidifier or humidifier as part of your HVAC system and network of air ducts. It regulates humidity as your furnace, heat pump or air conditioner focuses on comfortable temperatures.

The humidifier utilizes a pad and rotating drum or steaming system to raise moisture levels. It starts by drawing water from an outside source, like a tap or a reservoir, and then vaporizing it into the indoor air supply. As the water vapor rises, it adds more moisture to the home’s atmosphere. The amount of moisture in the air is monitored by a humidity sensor so that you can adjust the level of humidity in your home to the level of comfort you desire. The humidity sensor also helps the humidifier know when it needs to turn off once the desired level has been reached.

Meanwhile, a dehumidifier reverses this process and pulls in wet air. It utilizes a fan to force this air over refrigerated evaporator coils, which cools it down. This condenses. The dehumidifier then shifts the excess moisture into a pan or drain. For most whole-home systems, this moisture is drained out and away from your home.

Both systems are more useful than their movable equivalents, which can only treat a single room at a time. A whole-home system also requires much less upkeep than a lightweight dehumidifier or humidifier.

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