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Temperature control is the first thing that comes to many people's minds when thinking about ways to improve home comfort. But did you know that having balanced home humidity throughout the year is essential for maximum comfort? Let's take a closer look at the humidity levels you should maintain and the techniques you can use to achieve them.

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Bathroom Ventilation 101 | Hartman BrothersA lot of humidity gets added to your indoor air from daily activities like showering and bathing. If you don't have adequate bathroom ventilation, that excess moisture creates a hospitable environment for mold and mildew, degrades your air quality, overworks your cooling equipment and increases your energy bills. Here are some helpful tips on how to use ventilation to avoid these problems.

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How Can a Home Humidifier Benefit Your Health?Dry air is a common problem for many people, particularly during the winter months. The ideal humidity in your home should be around 40 to 60 percent. You can check you home's humidity level with a bit of simple science. Just fill a glass with ice water and wait three minutes to see if condensation forms on the outside of the glass. If not, your home is too dry. Fortunately, a home humidifier can improve your comfort and health in many ways.

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HRVs and ERVs: Ventilating Options for Your Fort Wayne HomeIt’s the time of year to open up the windows and let in some fresh air. However, even in the springtime, the weather outside isn’t always conducive to doing so. Read on to learn how HVRs and ERVs can deliver fresh outside air to your home any time of year without paying exorbitant energy prices to condition fresh air.

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Controlling Humidity in Your New Haven Home: Can an A/C Handle the Job?Controlling humidity in your Indiana home can present a challenge, especially during late spring and early fall. On hot summer days, when your A/C unit is running full blast, it should do a decent job at dehumidifying your living space as a natural byproduct of the cooling process, assuming it's properly sized. If it's over-sized, however, its dehumidifying abilities will be compromised, and a dedicated dehumidifier may be needed to provide relief. Also, on moderate days when the A/C isn't operating but relative humidity inside your house is 50 percent or higher, you'll need a dehumidifier to bring it down to a comfortable level.

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