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Do I need a Humidfier?

November 26, 2010
Whole house Humidifiers, Room Humidifiers,Vaporizers?

Heating and air conditioning service and repair should be more than just cleaning furnaces and adjusting Freon pressures.
It's important to get the get the heating or cooling equipment in order of course, but that's mostly about equipment life and keeping energy bills under control. Once the repairs are completed its time to take a look at home comfort. Let's take a look at humidifiers now, and later on air cleaners.

I hope you'll read on a little even after the question is answered, because the answer is simple. Do you need a humidifier? Yes, you do. Here's why. Heating your home removes all the available moisture every live source. That would be you, your human family, the animals, and the house plants. That's just the start. You have nosebleeds more in winter than in summer because the nasal membranes are dry and much easier to penetrate, it's one reason the flu season is the flu season, and colds happen more easily in heating weather. Noses are pretty good germ filters but they don't work when the humidity goes down too low. Some of the best commercial air filter systems are "wet" so the particulates can be caught and flushed away. You have one of those, you get a filter cleaning with a handkerchief every so often. Proper humidity control let's your natural filtration work at peak efficiency.Itching skin (if scratched) also puts out a viral welcome mat.  So first it's a health issue.

Now about your homes health. If you own a piano, guitar, violin, antique or just very nice furniture it's put together with glue which cracks (good hide glue) when its completely dry. The wood shrinks and pulls the furniture apart. Pianos go out of tune, chairs squeak, static electricity damages electronics when you touch these things. Table legs loosen, gaps open in floor boards, the cat jumps when you touch it (I'm sorry thats just fun!) and even if you don't have any household goods that can be damaged there's the windows and doors. Window casings and the wood around them shrinks, causing drafts, and the insulation in your home is compromised. Up goes the thermostat again. It's like a snowball effect really. The house plants need water every day too, but thats a good thing. That moisture ends up in the air where it belongs. So you can see that it's a home energy efficiency issue.

What is the right Temperature?

November 24, 2010
Where should I set my thermostat?

 Usually when the repair or service visit is just about complete, during the final testing of the system from the thermostat the home owner asks what the "right setting" for their thermostat is? The most usual answer is "wherever you are comfortable." or "Well, I set my thermostat at about...". and it seems to keep the house comfortable.

 There is a lot of truth in the first answer, and the second is very dependent on who is giving the advice. The better questi...
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Central Raleigh 27601, East Raleigh 27604, Falls of Neuse 27609, Five points 27608 and 27605,  Glenwood 27609, 27608, 27612, 27607, Hillsborough 27605, 27607, 27608 Mordecai 27604, North Raleigh 27609, 27613, 27615,  North Central Raleigh 27601, 27610, Northeast Raleigh 27604, 27616, Northwest Raleigh  27613, 27617, Six Forks 27609, 27612 South Raleigh 27610, South Central Raleigh 27610 Southeast Raleigh 27610, Southwest Raleigh  27606, Wade 27607, 27608 West Raleigh 27606, 27607. In 27603 we service the northern part a few miles past the 401 70 split, or a bit past the Walmart is our service area border. Any service coupon or quoted service is confined to these areas.

About Knightdale and Cary. Rainbow Services  27511, 27513 along the edges that border Raleigh and 27545 to within a few miles past 540. There are no discounts available for these areas, however just plain good repair work at a fair price is available for these zip codes  bordering our repair service area.