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Does Your Home Need a Humidifer or Dehumidifier?

Too little or too much moisture can lead to problems with your home and health. While air conditioners and furnaces do most of the work for you, sometimes you need a little extra help during extreme cold and hot weather.

Here's what you need to know about what humidifers and dehumidifers do for your home.

Humidifers During the cold months, it's common for the air in your home to become dry. This low level of humidity can cause health problems such as nose bleeds, headaches, allergy flair-up, and skin aggravation.

A solution to this problem is to buy a small portable humidifer for problem areas or rooms that are more commonly used. If dry air is a bigger problem in your home, invest in a whole-home system that integrates with your HVAC system.

Dehumidifers Moist air promotes mold and mildew growth in your home, leading to respiratory problems and other illnesses.

Dehumidifers come in handy in humid environments. They take the moisture out of the air in your home, keeping dust mites, mold, and mildew growth to a minimum. While a well-maintained AC should cover a good portion of moisture control, sometimes you need a little extra help.

There are also portable dehumidifers you can purchase as well as whole-home systems for more extreme environments.

Not sure what system your home needs? Call 72 Degrees Comfort Company at

515-965-7272 or email us at

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