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Whole-Home Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers

Benefits of Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers

There are many benefits to installing a humidifier or dehumidifier in your home.

Humidifiers can help with the following:

  • Alleviate skin, nose, and throat irritation.
  • Help keep indoor plants healthy.
  • Facilitate a more comfortable sleep.
  • Protect interior paint, wood floors, wallpaper, etc. from damage.

Dehumidifiers can do the following:

  • Alleviate allergies caused by mold, mildew, and mites.
  • Reduce pest infestations.
  • Control moisture levels, which slows the growth of pathogens and allergens.
  • Enhance your family’s comfort.
  • Reduce heating and cooling costs.

Contact General Air Conditioning & Plumbing at (760) 851-0486 for more information about the benefits of installing humidifiers and dehumidifiers in Palm Springs & Palm Desert, California.

When to Use Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers

It would be best if you use your humidifier when the air within your home dries out and you start to experience nosebleeds, dry skin, and other physical symptoms. Conversely, you will want to use your dehumidifier when higher humidity levels indoors start to rise.  

Contact The General at (760) 851-0486 to learn more about the humidifiers and dehumidifiers we install for clients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding communities.

Frequently Asked Questions About Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers

What is the ideal indoor humidity level? 

Generally speaking, most people prefer the relative humidity inside their home to hover around 50%. This level is ideal for preventing mold growth, maintaining health, and protecting possession and interior features.

How long does it take for a dehumidifier to work?

If your dehumidifier is properly sized for your home, it usually takes a few days to a week to achieve the desired humidity level. It may take longer if flooding, heavy rains, etc. are factors.

Can you use the condensate from the dehumidifier? 

Absolutely! Many of our clients use the condensate in their dehumidifiers to water their plants and for cleaning. However, you should not drink the water as this can make you sick.

Can you operate your humidifier all day?

As long as you monitor your home’s humidity levels, there is no harm in using the humidifier all day. However, you should turn it off when you leave the home otherwise, it could create a hot and muggy mess while you’re away.

What types of whole-home humidifiers are available?

Bypass humidifiers are popular choices as they draw warm air from within the ductwork and pass this through a water panel. This absorbs the moisture and releases it back into the airflow. You can also install fan-powered humidifiers. These work the same way. However, they also incorporate a fan and internal water panel to increase evaporation. Finally, steam humidifiers boil water to create steam then circulate the steam through the home’s ductwork.

Do you have more questions about humidifiers and dehumidifiers? Contact The General at (760) 851-0486, and we will be happy to give you the answers you need.

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Contact The General at (760) 851-0486 to schedule service on your Palm Springs or Palm Desert home or apartment. When you need assistance, The General is always ready to help!

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