As your furnace heats your home during the winter, it removes moisture, which can make indoor air feel dry. Moreover, heated air expands, causing relative humidity to fall. This creates dry indoor conditions that cause many uncomfortable and unhealthful side effects, such as dry skin and sinus passages, itchy eyes, sore throat and painful static-electric shocks.
A humidifier adds much needed water vapor to dry indoor air, which helps alleviate the symptoms it causes and improves indoor air quality. Over time, minerals in water accumulate on humidifier components, reducing effectiveness. Use these tips to help prevent mineral buildup in your humidifier for a more comfortable and healthful Calgary home.
If you have any questions about how to prevent mineral buildup in your humidifier, or need any other plumbing, HVAC or home efficiency information, please contact Arpi's Industries, Ltd. We've been providing plumbing and HVAC services to Calgary residents and businesses for more than 50 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Calgary, Alberta about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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