Whole Home Humidifiers
Indoor Air Quality
Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
For more than a decade, homeowners in the Montgomery, Bucks, and Philadelphia areas have trusted Sanks Mechanical to help them improve their indoor air quality. One of the ways we can do that for you is through humidifier installation. We sell the best humidifiers on the market from the top brands and can help you choose the unit that is the perfect fit for your particular home.
How Humidifiers Work
Relative humidity is a measure of how much water vapor is in the air within the context of the current temperature. If the RH is too low, you require a warmer temperature to feel comfortable and may even experience adverse health effects. The purpose of a humidifier is to introduce more moisture to the air in order to achieve the ideal RH, which is between 30% and 50% according to the EPA. Whole home humidifiers are typically installed in the ductwork and can be oriented either on the supply or return side of the furnace or heat pump. These units are also connected to the water supply, and either a humidifier pad, rotating drum, or steam system introduces moisture to the air as it passes through.
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Why Choose Sanks Mechanical
Sanks Mechanical has been an established and trusted company in the Montgomery, Bucks, and Philadelphia areas for a long time. Our team includes indoor air quality experts who understand how your heating, cooling, ventilation, and air quality equipment all work together to make your home comfortable and healthy. We’ll provide you with honest and personalized advice and help you make the best and most affordable choices for your home.
The Many Benefits of Humidifiers
The air is drier in winter, and even drier air indoors is a byproduct of heating your home. Humidifiers let you offset that by introducing moisture to your air. With an ideal RH, you’ll be comfortable at a lower temperature and thus will spend less heating your home. You’ll also feel better and sleep better. Dry air makes breathing more difficult. It makes you more prone to respiratory ailments. It can cause dry skin, eye irritation, scratchy throat, headaches, chills, elevated flu symptoms, and so forth. An optimal RH also protects your home against damage that can occur to walls, hardwood floors, windows, and so on.
Do You Need a Humidifier?
Humidifiers are good investments for all homes if for no other reason than there is abundant statistical evidence that the rate of viral infections is higher in environments with dry air. You should also watch for signs that a humidifier may be an even more pressing need for your home. A telltale sign is static electricity building up on your carpets and doorknobs. You should also pay attention to your health. Dry skin, headaches, and fatigue in winter may all indicate that your RH is too low.
Other Indoor Air Quality Solutions
Humidifiers are only one of the ways we help our clients improve and maintain their indoor air quality. Sanks Mechanical also installs, maintains, and repairs air scrubbers, air filters, UVC Air purifiers, and dehumidifiers.
An air scrubber is a device that is installed in your ductwork that eliminates 99.9% of airborne contaminants but is also able to eliminate surface contaminants. This happens through a catalytic process that charges hydrogen and oxygen clusters into antimicrobial agents.
You can opt for an air filter that integrates with your existing HVAC equipment or a standalone system. These devices typically have a high-efficiency particulate absorbing filter, and a medical-grade HEPA filter will remove 99.97% of airborne particles down to 0.1 microns in size.
UVC Air Purifiers
UVC air purifiers use ultraviolet light to eliminate contaminants. This solution does not eliminate particulate matter but is very effective at removing viruses, bacteria, odors, VOCs, and so forth. You also have the option of devices that also have a HEPA filter to remove particulates.
Dehumidifiers are the opposite of humidifiers in that they remove moisture from the air in order to achieve the optimal RH. These devices are quite beneficial for your health and comfort during summer and can save you money by reducing the workload and wear on your air conditioner or heat pump.
Why Indoor Air Quality Matters
The EPA warns that indoor air pollution is among the top health risks facing Americans. The air inside your home can be no less polluted than the air outside it without some form of filtration, and indoor air is often more polluted because the pollution is much more concentrated. Good indoor air quality helps you in the short term for many of the reasons already listed, such as better sleep and being less susceptible to the flu. It also helps you over the long term as poor indoor air quality in our homes is now linked to serious heart and respiratory complications.
IAQ Solutions for Commercial Clients
Sanks Mechanical also installs humidifiers for commercial and industrial applications along with ventilations systems, dehumidifiers, air purifiers, and so forth. Our commercial clients often have very specific indoor air quality needs based on their unique operations, and our team has extensive experience designing and implementing custom solutions.