Posts Tagged ‘humidifier’


Why Humidify Your Home?

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

winter-tree-careDuring winter, does it often still feel chilly, even with the heat on? Are you getting shocked by static electricity? Do you have nose and throat irritation?

The heated air inside your home expands and pulls moisture away from everything it touches, and can leave your home’s interior feeling as dry as a desert.

Air moisture, also known as humidity is necessary for good health, comfortable living and more efficient home heating.

Why Humidify?

A humidifier is an appliance that increases humidity in single rooms or the entire house.

Properly humidified air feels warmer. Moist air doesn’t pull moisture away from your body, and static electricity discomfort is reduced when air is properly humidified.

When the humidity is at the recommended level, wood furniture, drywall and plaster don’t dry out and crack, and electrical appliances operate more efficiently. The proper humidity setting helps prevent nose and throat irritation.

A well-humidified home doesn’t suffer as much shrinkage during the cold months. This helps prevent outside air infiltration. In addition, humidified air feels warmer so you will feel more comfortable at a lower thermostat setting, thus saving a little on heating costs.

What is the correct level of humidity? Most humidifier manufacturers recommend a level between 35 to 45 percent as the ideal indoor humidity level.

warm-mist-humidifierChoosing a Humidifier

There are portable humidifiers, which are used to humidify single rooms, and whole house humidifiers that humidify a much larger area. Also available are “forced air” furnace humidifiers that integrate with your home’s HVAC system to provide humidity throughout the house.

Humidifier capacity is measured in gallons of water used per day. On the lower end, if you want to humidify 500 sq. ft. of space or smaller, a 2-gallon capacity humidifier is ideal. Larger spaces and whole-house units usually require a 10-gallon plus capacity.

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Keep Your Home Cozy and Warm

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

electric-fireplaceKeep Your Home Cozy and Warm Through the Cold Winter Season

You want your home as warm and cozy as possible and Martens True Value in Reedsburg has your heating needs covered.

From space heaters offering warmth and portability to electric fireplaces for more stylish heating solutions, you’ll find all your cold weather remedies in stock right now.

We also offer humidifiers and air purifiers to keep you surrounded by comfort.

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Heating and Cooling Products at Reedsburg True Value

Your home is more than just a place to relax and spend time with family – it’s the story of your life. Create the living spaces you’ve envisioned with the wide variety of heating and cooling products available at Martens Reedsburg True Value.

programmable-humidifierFrom staying cozy with infrared heaters or an electric fireplace to improving air quality with a new furnace filter, our products are there to help make your home as comfortable as possible. The selection of heating and cooling products at TrueValue.com does more than just make you home more inviting, it also makes your home’s interior a more peaceful place to live.

Heating and cooling products, at Reedsburg True Value Hardware Store, give you flexible, stylish options for your next project. As a new homeowner or long-time resident, you can use a knowledgeable partner that offers advice and guidance on finding the right products. Our True Value experts can lend their guidance by pairing you with products for enhancing the quality and features of your home.

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How-to Choose a Home Humidifier

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

whole-house-humidifierChoosing a Home Humidifier

A humidifier is an appliance that increases humidity in single rooms or the entire house.

Benefits of a Home Humidifier:

Moist air doesn’t pull moisture away from your body, and static electricity is reduced when air is properly humidified. When the humidity is at the recommended level, wood furniture, drywall and plaster doesn’t dry out and crack, and electrical appliances operate more efficiently. The proper humidity setting helps prevent nose and throat irritation, which helps prevent colds and other illnesses. A well-humidified home doesn’t suffer as much shrinkage during the cold months. This helps prevent outside air infiltration. In addition, properly humidified air feels warmer so you will feel more comfortable at a lower thermostat setting, thus saving on heating costs.

small-room-humidifierThere are portable humidifiers, which are used to humidify single rooms, and whole house humidifiers that humidify a much larger area. Also available are “forced air” furnace humidifiers that integrate with your home’s HVAC system to provide humidity throughout the home. When shopping for the right humidifier, you need to decide which of these types will work best for you and your budget. Keep the size of your home in mind when choosing. (more…)