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    Apr 17, 2014

    posted by: McCall's Supply, Inc.

    What Your Customers Need to Know About Humidifiers

    What Your Customers Need to Know About Humidifiers

    The big questions about humidifiers answered.

    What Your Customers Need to Know About Humidifiers
    You know your customers need humidifiers during the drier months. They don’t always agree, do they? It can sometimes be a challenge to convince them they need a humidifier, but your customers might be more open to the idea when you answer these common questions about humidifiers for them.

    Do I Need a Humidifier?

    Relative humidity is what we measure to determine how humid the interior of a home is. The optimum relative humidity should be between 40% and 60%. If your humidity level falls below that, you need a humidifier.

    Can I Tell if I Need a Humidifier?

    You can often tell by the way you feel if your home is humid enough. Air that is too dry can cause itchy and irritated skin, itchy eyes, irritated sinuses, dry, scratchy throat and even respiratory symptoms such as coughing and wheezing.

    What Else Does a Humidifier Do?

    The relative humidity is good for other things besides making you feel better. Bacteria growth is inhibited at relative humidity between 40-60%, as are viruses. Because of this it’s less likely that germs and illness will be spread. It also creates the right environment for you furnishings and belongings. Air that is too dry will often lead to cracked wood and flooring, chipped paint, and peeling wallpaper.

    When your customers object to the idea of a humidifier, just give them the information they need. And once they know how easy it is to install and inexpensive it is to run a humidifier, their objections may come to a halt. Want more information on products and services? Find out about becoming a McCalls dealer.

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