A home humidifier attached to the return duct with a bypass connection to the supply hot air duct.

Regulate Humidity with Whole-House Humidifiers, Dehumidifiers

If you’ve ever been stuck sitting around on a warm, humid day, you understand how uncomfortable it was. The same principle applies to your indoor air, with unbalanced humidity levels capable of affecting your health and well-being. Whether you’re dealing with extra humidity or too little, your sense of comfort won’t be complete unless levels are back in check. Fortunately, you have access to exceptional humidity control solutions.

Whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers are powerful enough to add moisture to or draw out moisture from your home’s indoor air to achieve optimum levels of 30-60%. McLoughlin Plumbing Heating & Cooling provides both humidifier installation and dehumidifier installation in Springfield so you can secure quality service and equipment that can reach a more complete sense of comfort. Ask about a free quote for humidity control system installation by getting in touch at 610-649-8080 today.

How Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers Function

It can be tougher to balance indoor humidity if the local climate is especially humid or dry. Additionally, heating and cooling cycles can also influence how much humidity is in the air. Whole-house humidity control products reverse the consequences of these outside forces. The core functionality of humidifiers and dehumidifiers are fairly similar, with the key difference being where the moisture is going.

When using humidifiers, water is evaporated using warm air before it enters your HVAC system. Dehumidifiers work in reverse, cooling humid air until it condenses into water. Both humidifiers and dehumidifiers are placed against your HVAC system’s ventilation so that it stabilizes moisture through your home or commercial property. It also includes a plumbing connection so that it has quick access to water or drainage.

Whole-house humidifiers are usually hooked up to the property’s water main for a continual supply of water it can evaporate for humidity. A few designs make use of the furnace’s blower motor while others rely on their own fan system for evaporation.

Conversely, dehumidifiers include a condensate drainage system to see to it that removed moisture is fully expelled. It might be stored in a reservoir tank or flush straight into your sump pump or sewer line. When deposited into a tank, it should be routinely emptied.

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What Are the Benefits of a Humidifier/Dehumidifier?

Depending on what kind of humidity control system you may need, a quality whole-house system can serve up many different benefits to your health and well-being, such as:


  • Protects belongings from drying out: Releasing humidity into dry air can have a positive effect on much more than just your sense of comfort. For example, it helps prevent wood furniture, cabinetry and flooring from drying out, which may cause splitting or cracking.
  • Alleviates allergies and skin irritation: Low humidity can aggravate coughing and sneezing along with rashes and similar skin allergies. Humidifiers offer dependable relief to those dealing with skin or sinus issues.
  • Diminishes risk of some illnesses: Adequate humidity levels can help keep people breathing easy by keeping their nasal passages from drying out. Dry, irritated sinuses aren’t as effective at keeping illness-causing bacteria and viruses under control.


  • Eliminates conditions for mold/mildew growth: Warm, humid air is a conducive environment for a variety of microorganisms or pests. A whole-house dehumidifier discourages mold, mildew and dust mites from settling down in the hidden corners of your property. For extra support when dealing with microbes, consider a UV Germicidal light.
  • Inhibits wood rot and water damage: Humid air can ruin a wide range of materials indoors, like wood furniture and flooring or even paint. These materials can warp or rot from within due to excessive moisture.
  • Helps with musty odors: Once mold and rot start spreading indoors, they can produce unpleasant odors that are hard to eradicate. Stabilized humidity keeps your indoor air smelling clean and fresh.
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Keep Humidity Levels in Balance with Help from McLoughlin Plumbing Heating & Cooling

Need to make your HVAC system more resilient while also fixing humid/dry air issues? McLoughlin Plumbing Heating & Cooling is happy to help with an outstanding number of humidifiers and dehumidifiers! With our friendly and expert installers in Springfield, we make it much easier to secure the perfect humidity levels indoors.

Request a free quote for dehumidifier or humidifier installation in Springfield by giving us a call at 610-649-8080 today.

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Committed to Comfort from the Very Start

While a long history of service is impressive, nothing is more important to customer satisfaction than a dedication to total comfort. McLoughlin Plumbing Heating & Cooling considers your peace of mind our top priority, and that hasn’t changed since we first opened our doors. Learn more about our history, and how our communities support us just as much as we support you.