Category Archives: Humidity

Find Your Perfect Balance: Humidity Levels for Your Home

Home humidity is more than a number. It impacts everything from household comfort and a healthy indoor environment to monthly operating costs and even the structural integrity of the house.

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HVAC Benefits: How Air Conditioning can Limit the Effects on Hardwood Floors

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When it comes to minimizing negative effects on hardwood floors, your air conditioning system can be an important ally. Wood is a natural living material that interacts with environmental conditions.

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Handling Humidity Under Your House

Handling Humidity Under Your House

Humidity effects inside your house may originate from more than just the obvious source. Here in western Indiana, ample humidity is definitely part of our natural climate. However, humidity infiltrating

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Managing Humidity Levels Year-Round

Managing Humidity Levels Year-Round

Successfully managing humidity levels is directly related to balancing indoor and outdoor conditions. The numbers tell the story. Average daily outdoor humidity here in Terre Haute nearly always exceeds 60%,

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Reducing Static Electricity Levels in Your Home

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This isn’t shocking news during the winter season, but static electricity can be a real household annoyance. Those painful zaps when you touch certain objects or other people actually deliver

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Why Your Health is Affected by Low Humidity

Why Your Health is Affected by Low Humidity

Low humidity inside a home is considered by the EPA to be a level below 35%. Insufficient humidity is more common in winter as cold air doesn’t contain water vapor

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Reducing Humidity in Your Home

Reducing Humidity in Your Home

Optimum home humidity is a question of balance: not too little, not too much. When the level is too low—below 35 percent—occupants feel the effects of scratchy throats and dry

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Heat and Humidity: Finding the Balance

Heat and Humidity: Finding the Balance

Winter often inflicts a one-two punch on household humidity. First, the outside environment is typically drier in this season. Cold air doesn’t hold as much water vapor as warm summer

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How You’re Affected by Indoor Humidity

How You're Affected by Indoor Humidity

How clear is the link between indoor humidity and comfort and health? The first air conditioner patented in 1902 was actually designed primarily as a dehumidifier to reduce humidity. Cool

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Getting the “Feels Like” Temperature Under Control

Getting the "Feels Like" Temperature Under Control

The “feels like” temperature is what people living in your home talk about. The actual temperature is what’s displayed on your thermostat or an indoor thermometer. If the “feels like”

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    Jeff Paitson Jeff Paitson is a third generation business owner who continues to run the business with the same values that have been passed down from previous generations since 1922.

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