Monthly Archives: March 2016

Benefits of Installing a Humidifier in Your Ohio Home

The air quality in your home plays a critical role in both your comfort and health. But when we say “air quality”, we aren’t just referring to allergens, or pollen count. Humidity also plays a prime role in air quality! Too much humidity, and you can find your home uncomfortable, and your furnishings, paint and other home fixtures will suffer as well. But, did you know that too little humidity can be just as detrimental? In fact, it can be more so.

Interested in installing a humidifier for your Perrysburg home? Contact the experts at Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating today!

The Role Of Humidity In Your Home

When you think of humidity, do you think of hot, sticky days in the sun? Most people do, and yes, those can certainly be miserable here in Ohio! But, too little humidity (Common specifically to air conditioned homes, and cold winter months) is the cause of an increase in allergies, dry or skin, and can even induce nosebleeds! The same goes for inside your home. It’s all about maintaining the optimal balance.

So what is the optimal balance? Experts say to shoot for roughly between thirty to fifty percent humidity. Keep reading to learn the benefits of installation a humidifier in your home.

The Benefits of a Home Humidifier

So what do you do when the humidity level in your home is too low? Contact our experts for a humidifier installation! With our home humidifiers, you’ll get:

  • Healthier skin. Low humidity levels can dry out your skin, triggering nosebleeds, cracked skin and lips, and can reduce your body’s ability to heal.
  • Healthier immunity. When recovering from asthma problems, infections and colds, keeping your nasal passages moist is extremely important. Low humidity levels can increase the amount of time it takes your body to recover.
  • Reduced static electricity. Static shock can be hugely annoying, and cool, dry air drastically  increases the amount of times we encounter it within the home. Humidity can reduce static buildup on your person, furniture and carpets!
  • A healthier home. Many parts of your home respond poorly to low humidity. Wood furniture and floors can dry out and crack, paint can crack and peel, and even your houseplants might suffer from poorly controlled humidity!
  • Increased winter energy efficiency. Air with proper humidity levels naturally feels warmer, reducing the amount of heat you need to pump into your home.

Install a Humidifier in Perrysburg, Findlay, or Bowling Green, Ohio

Our humidifier installations services can ensure you get the comfort you both need and deserve. If you’re interested in a home humidifier for your home in in Perrysburg, Findlay, Bowling Green, or surrounding areas in northwest Ohio, contact Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating today!

Gas Fireplace Maintenance Tips

A fireplace can create a cozy, intimate spot in your home–especially during the cold winter months here in Ohio. But how should you properly maintain your fireplace throughout the year to ensure it runs smoothly when you need it the most? At Kellermeier Plumbing and Heating, we install beautiful gas fireplaces throughout the Toledo, Haskins, Findlay, Bowling Green, and Perrsyburg, Ohio areas. Even though it’s not winter anymore, we thought we’d fill you in on some tips for keeping your fireplace in tip-top condition this year.

Cleaning Your Gas Fireplace

Before starting any maintenance or cleaning, make sure the gas valve is in the off position. 

  • Clean the burner: Use a vacuum cleaner host attachment to clean up any dust or debris you see in the control area.
  • Brush off the gas logs: Use a paint brush to remove any dirt and dust you see on the logs.
  • Clean the glass: You can use glass cleaner and a cloth to clean the outside and inside of the glass that surrounds the logs.
  • Wipe around the outside: Use a damp cloth to wipe around the outside of the fireplace. 
  • Inspect for any damages: There are some things that you won’t be able to fix yourself. If you notice corrosion or other serious damages, call a professional to schedule repair or replacement.

Gas Fireplace Repair in Toldeo, Bowling Green & Perrysburg, Ohio

If you notice there are damages to your gas fireplace that will prevent it from working, contact the professionals at Kellermeier Plumbing and Heating right away! We will come inspect your fireplace and perform any necessary repairs, so you can enjoy the warmth when you need it.