Does your house feel dry during the winter season? Do you have antiques, rustic furniture, or hardwood floors? Does your skin feel dry or irritated? If so, you should consider a whole house humidifier as part of your home comfort system.
On hot summer days your central air conditioning will pull excess humidity from the air to make you more comfortable. Yet, while your heating system can add warmth to your home in the winter, it cannot add humidity. A whole house humidifier uses your existing furnace ductwork to supply moist air through your home to help give better comfort during these times. With adjustable moisture level settings, they can be fine tuned to meet your comfort level needs.
Adding moisture to a dry home can alleviate problems with dry skin, lips and nasal passages. By creating humidity in the air, your nasal passage will open and let mucus flow easier, giving you less trouble breathing. It is also a great way to reduce irritants in the air that can trigger allergies or asthma.
Proper humidity levels can prevent hardwood floors and cabinetry from warping, keep your antiques from drying out help keep paint from cracking and chipping on the walls. Eliminating the overly dry air also helps protect the many electronic devices we have in our homes today from electrostatic discharges. Humidification is one of the most sensible ways to minimize damage and extend the life of your home interior.
Dry winter air has a low humidity level that will absorb moisture from you and the objects inside your home. In turn makes you uncomfortable as well as wasting energy and money in your heating system by trying to keep you warm. Dry air does not hold heat well so by adding water vapor from a humidifier, it balances the humidity, moist air feels warmer and prevents your furnace from working overtime. A humidifier can help you and your home feel comfortable when your thermostat is set at a lower temperature, while helping to keep your utility bills lower. On average, we spend at least a third of our day in our homes you can see why it is important to invest in humidity control.
As with any piece of equipment, maintenance is always key. Having your service team routinely check the water flow, filter pads and general operation will help keep the unit running in tip top shape to ensure good air quality.
Consult us to discuss options for your home. Our team is always ready to help you decide what piece of equipment is best for your home and to keep you feeling comfortable. Call our office today at (717) 626-7169.