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​Dry air during the winter months can feel pretty uncomfortable and cause a variety of issues such as static electricity shocks, peeling wallpaper, the warping of wooden furniture and even skin conditions. To combat excessive dry air in the home, a humidifier may be the answer.
One of the most effective types of humidifiers that will bring relief to the entire home is a central humidifier. This is installed in the forced-air system of your home. Water is then fed into it by a connection to the plumbing system. A trickle type humidifier is a good choice.
Although a central humidifier can be the solution to dry air and the problems it causes, if it is not properly maintained and inspected, you may find it creates other issues. For example, if not taken care of properly a central humidifier could produce harmful bacteria and fungus. Too much condensation will also create an environment for mold and mildew to grow. If this starts to happen, it will place the entire household at risk of the illnesses associated with mold, etc.
If you are thinking of installing a central humidifier in your home it’s important you are aware of how it functions and how to take care of it so as to prevent damage to areas of your home, not to mention your health. If you have a central humidifier already installed in your home when was the last time you had it inspected? It may be in need of maintenance.

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