The Effects of Controlled Humidity in a Home

HydroComfort focuses on manufacturing energy efficient products to help consumers maintain ideal home environments. HydroComfort heaters help families achieve comfortable living conditions using a balance of temperature and moisture.

As the primary cost factors for energy bills, heating and cooling expenses are even higher without humidity and moisture control. Humidification, which adds moisture, creates a feeling of warmth appropriate for cool weather. Conversely, dehumidification removes moisture and helps homes stay cool in hot climates. A home heated to 75 degrees with 25 percent relative humidity always feels cooler than one with 40 percent humidity. To help with summer cooling, lowering the moisture level instead of the thermostat is less expensive. Consequently, moisture levels play a vital role in maintaining comfort with the least possible cost.

In addition, controlled humidity prevents the growth of harmful bacteria, mold, and pollutants that are unhealthy. These substances typically grow in climates with excess humidity and cause respiratory issues. In homes that lack moisture, inhabitants are more susceptible to nosebleeds and skin irritations. Additionally, too little humidity can make breathing difficult for some people.


Understanding a BBB Letter Grade

HydroComfort, a division of Independent Energy Sources, Inc., has provided a variety of energy-efficient, self-contained Hydro-Sil heat systems for over 35 years. While continuously updating and improving its product portfolio, HydroComfort maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

When considering making a purchase or enlisting the services of a business for the first time, consumers can review the company’s rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Ratings are distributed by the bureau as a letter grade, with an F representing the lowest score possible and quality businesses earning an A or A+ rating. Users can visit the BBB online at There are a number of basic factors that are taken into account when grading a business.

The number of complaints made by customers against a business is one of the chief determining factors when it comes to a BBB grade. The complaints and the time period over which these complaints have accumulated plays a part in the grade, but the BBB also takes into account the severity of each complaint, how well the business responds to issues presented by customers. The BBB also factors in how long a company has been in business and whether any fraud was involved.

The bureau insists that the grades do not represent a performance guarantee, and that consumers should also review other information about the company.

How Proportional Power Control Technology Works

An environmentally friendly company, HydroComfort focuses on supplying energy-efficient products, like electric hydronic silicone baseboard heaters and programmable proportional power thermostats. Guaranteeing the quality of its products, HydroComfort helps customers achieve a comfortable lifestyle while saving on energy costs.

Among the tools available to reduce energy expenses is a technology called proportional power control. An intuitive system, it analyzes energy consumption throughout the day to determine what power level is needed in the heater to maintain an individual’s level of comfort. Some days, only a small amount of power may be required to achieve comfort, while on others, more is needed. This technology eliminates hot and cold spots commonly experienced with traditional heating systems that use 100-percent on-and-off options. It therefore avoids the need to fully reheat specific areas of the home. As a result, homeowners experience electrical savings at the maximum level of comfort.

HydroComfort offers two types of proportional-power control thermostats, one for $54.95 and the other for $74.95, when purchased from the manufacturer.

HydroComfort Welcomes AirCon AC Units to Its Product List

HydroComfort is a manufacturer and distributor of thermostats, air conditioners, and heaters. Based in the United States, the company strives to provide energy efficient products that are safe and affordable to customers. In March 2014, HydroComfort announced the inclusion of AirCon ductless mini split air conditioner units on its list of available products. This addition should help customers overcome rising summer temperatures.

Designed by AirCon for ease of use and affordability, the units benefit multifamily homes, single-family homes, small apartments, and homes with additional rooms that need cooling. Installation requires no ductwork, and the units consist of two primary components: an indoor air handler and an outdoor compressor. The energy efficient units provide rapid cooling and heating and allow for the use of wireless remotes. In addition, mini split AC units provide a range of advantages over central and window AC units, including noise reduction, options for individual zoning, safety, and the elimination of energy loss due to the characteristics of mini split systems.

The Central Wireless Comfort System at HydroComfort

For over 35 years, HydroComfort, a division of Independent Energy Sources Inc, has produced self-contained and cost-effective hot boiler systems. Recently, HydroComfort expanded its product line by introducing centralized wireless comfort control.

On the forefront of home heating technology, HydroComfort recognizes that most people have their thermostats in inconvenient places. Moreover, the conventional thermostat system often leads to different rooms having temperatures that are too hot or too cold.

However, HydroComfort’s Central Wireless Comfort Control can remedy many of these issues. Able to be integrated with existing thermostat systems, it operates with the EConnect Central Wireless Thermostat Kit so that individuals can maintain an appropriate temperature in every room of their house. This single handheld wireless device lets people specifically set temperatures in up to 16 rooms. The unit also posts the outdoor temperature. Those who upgrade to the Total Connect Comfort Portal obtain the ability to set temperatures remotely from their PC, smartphone, or tablet.

Visitors to can learn more about establishing this system, as well as its other lines of products.

Get into the “Zone” for Home Heating

There is more to home heating than determining which fuel source to use. Among the primary issues to consider when selecting residential heating products are 1) energy efficiency, 2) comfort, and 3) ease of installation.

Zone heating (also known as room-by-room heating), using products from Hydro-Sil, can satisfy them all.

Save on Energy

Zone heating systems, which include electric and electric hydronic baseboard and wall heaters, allow for heating each zone or room of a home to the desired temperature. Electric hydronic zone heaters directly convert electric current into heat more efficiently than electric furnaces because room temperatures are set according to occupancy.

Residents can save energy by not heating unoccupied areas. Since zone heaters do not require ductwork, they do not lose heat before it reaches the room.

Learn how heating with electricity can also benefit the environment.

Provide Comfort

Zone heating allows for personalized temperature control whether they are used as the sole source of heat in a room or for supplemental heat. Individuals can adjust the temperature in each particular room to their own preference.

Zone heating can also be used to boost the temperatures of rooms used by individuals who are sensitive to cold, especially elderly persons, without overheating the entire home.

Save on Installation

Zone heating systems do not use insulated ducts, so installation labor time is reduced.

Zone Heating Options

Here are three kinds of zone heating products to consider:

  • Baseboard heaters – Electricity heats long baseboard elements along the exterior walls of individual rooms. This heating is most efficient when controlled by an accurate, automatic setback type of thermostat. If baseboard heat in each room is controlled by a room thermostat (zonal heating), unused rooms can be kept cooler, saving energy.
  • Wall heaters – Electricity heats elements in wall heaters that are installed in individual rooms. Often the heaters have fans to move heated air through the room. If the wall heater in each room is controlled by a room thermostat (zonal heating), unused rooms can be kept cooler, saving energy.
  • Portable room heaters – These include panel and liquid-filled unit heaters. To ensure safety, make sure a portable heater has a tip-over switch, protective grill, and sealed heating elements.

Learn More

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Go Electric – Save the Environment

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Heating with electricity, including electric and electric hydronic baseboard heaters, offers important benefits for the environment.

Electricity is among the only forms of energy that can use clean, renewable resources for power generation.

Renewable sources of electricity generation, such as solar energy, hydro-power, and wind power, are readily available, produce little waste, and minimize pollution to the air or water.

As renewable energy sources are increasingly used for electricity generation, electrically heated homes will play a bigger role in helping to conserve energy, which in turn, benefits the environment.

Many utilities now offer “green pricing options,” which allow customers to support a greater level of utility company investment in renewable energy technologies. Participating customers pay a premium on their electric bills to cover the incremental cost of the additional renewable energy.

Visit the Green Power Network to view green pricing utility programs by state.

Visit Hydro-Sil for electric home heating solutions.

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