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Serving The Greater Fresno Area Since 1970


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Will I Need a Humidifier This Summer?

It’s not the heat, you’ve likely been told at some point, it’s the humidity. While this old adage may be something of a cliche, there is actually a lot of truth in this statement as it pertains to discomfort. Our bodies cool themselves naturally via the evaporation of sweat. When the air surrounding our bodies is too saturated with humidity, it is a lot more difficult for the sweat on our bodies to evaporate, leaving us to feel sticky and uncomfortable. However, it is vital that the air in your home is not too dry, either, which is why you may find that you require the use of a whole-house humidifier in Fresno, CA.

When to Use a Whole-House Humidifier

If the air tends to be more humid when the summer season is upon us, you may wonder, why should I be using a humidifier during the cooling season? There are many different factors which can influence the humidity levels in your home, with its air-tightness and the use of your air conditioner being chief among them. We obviously live in a part of the country that gets quite hot during the summer season, which means that we run our air conditioners a lot. What you may not realize, though, is that an air conditioner actually removes moisture from the air as it operates.

Because of this, running your AC round the clock during the hottest time of the year can actually dry out the air in your home excessively, even if the air outside is relatively humid. If your skin is cracking and itchy, your paint chipping, or wallpaper splitting, the air in your home could likely use some humidification. Contact a member of our staff, and we’ll outfit your HVAC system with a convenient and effective humidifier.

Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning is here to help you live more comfortably.

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