Choosing the Right Humidifier for your Calgary Home

According to health experts, different people have different percentages of their bodies made up of water. Babies have the most, being born at about 78 percent, that amount drops to about 65 percent by one year of age. In adult men, about 60 percent of their bodies are water.

One of the most common health issues related to moisture content is dehydration. Most of our body’s tissue is composed of water. If it loses the water, the tissue dries up, elasticity goes, and with it function declines. Symptoms of dehydration include dry skin, chronic joint and muscle pain, raspy throat, sore eyes, and lack of mental concentration. There are two ways to combat dehydration, and both are essential; drink a lot of water, and maintain the relative humidity in the home and office.

Types of Humidifiers

There are several types of humidifiers that can help including - Portable, Single Room, and Flow-Through Humidifiers. At Just In Time Furnace Inc. in Calgary we carry in stock a variety of whole house or flow-through humidifiers models from leading manufacturers including GeneralAire® and Honeywell that can be installed in either a new or an existing heating/cooling system.

A whole house humidifier introduces humidity in the form of water vapor into the air at the source - your heating ducts. The level of humidity is then monitored and controlled by your thermostat, just like the temperature is, and an even level of moisture can be released into your house all year long.

Humidifiers and your Health

Humidifiers offer various benefits for your health. It can reduce the risk of infections, help soften skin, relieve sinuses, promote faster healing times, and improve sleep. Other benefits include reducing your heating bill up to four percent, and offering a more comfortable and a healthier environment for houseplants. It can reduce dry air can damage to wood floors, plaster, paint, furniture, artwork, electronics and musical instruments.

The ideal relative humidity in a home is between 30 and 50 percent throughout the year. Cold air holds less moisture than warm air, meaning that indoor and outdoor humidity levels decline during the winter months. To test your home’s humidity level: place three ice cubes in a glass, add water, and wait for three minutes. If your glass sweats, then your home’s humidity is sufficient. If it doesn’t sweat, you can probably benefit by installing a humidification unit.

Finding the Right Humidifier in Calgary

If you’re looking for a humidifier in Calgary, visit Just in Time Furnace Inc. If you’re concerned about the humidity in your home, call 403-333-6666, email us at, or fill out the e-form on this website to schedule an appointment or request a complementary quote.

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