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Commercial Humidifier Services in Portland, OR

It may seem more than a little insane to install a device designed to increase humidity levels in your commercial building, at least in a place like Portland. However, commercial buildings can actually quite easily have their air become far too dry on a regular basis for a number of reasons. If the air in your commercial building is too dry, let us help. Western Heating & Cooling offers a full range of commercial humidifier services throughout Portland, OR. Whether you need a commercial humidifier installed, repaired, maintained or replaced, we’ve got your back. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians.

Call Western Heating & Cooling for a full range of commercial humidifier services in Portland, OR.

What Happens When Your Air is Chronically Dry

Your body is mostly made of water, and as such it relies on a certain level of moisture in the air in order to operate properly. If the air in your commercial building is too dry, your body will start to dry out as well. Your skin, and the membranes in your nose will dry out and crack. That’s why you are more likely to get nosebleeds in very dry weather. These two things serve as your body’s first line of defense against infection by germs. Weakening them as dry air does will make it far more likely that you will get sick.

Chronically dry air will also suck the moisture from anything made of wood in your building, including furniture and even the walls. These areas will be much more brittle and prone to damage if the air is too dry. This is why you should install a commercial humidifier in your building if you experience frequently dry air.

Types of Commercial Humidifiers

There are quite a few different types of commercial humidifiers available on the market, far too many to list here. However, we can go over a couple of the more popular ones. For example:

  • Vaporizers: Vaporizers evaporate water into steam, which is released into the ductwork of your building in order to increase humidity. They are a quite popular solution, if a bit more complex than other humidifiers.
  • Misters: These humidifiers spray a fine mist of water into your ducts on a regular basis. They’re cheaper than other commercial humidifiers, but still work quite well. These tend to be the most common type of commercial humidifiers.

We Install, Repair, and Maintain Commercial Humidifiers

In order to properly install a commercial humidifier, you need to access the ducts at just the right spot. Otherwise, the humidifier won’t be able to treat all the air being circulated through the building. The system will also need access to a constant supply of water, and will need to be wired into the building’s power grid. These requirements are why you should always have a professional handle your installation for you.

You also need to make sure that your commercial humidifier receives all the maintenance and repair services that it needs. Be sure to schedule professional maintenance at least once a year for your commercial humidifier, in order to make sure that it keeps operating properly. If you have reason to believe that your commercial humidifier is in need of repair, call Western Heating & Cooling right away. We offer a full range of repair and maintenance services throughout Portland, OR.

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