Colder air means drier air. And dry air means discomfort. A humidifiers is the typical way to reintroduce moisture into the air of your home, usually with a portable unit that you pour pitcher after pitcher of water into, if you remember, only to get uneven humidification that doesn’t reach the whole house. A whole house humidifier offers many benefits and is a superior way to fight the dry air of winter.
Health and comfort
Common winter viruses, like colds and the flu, thrive in low humidity. At the same time, dry membranes in our noses, mouths and lungs can be more susceptible to such viruses. Those who suffer from asthma, allergies or dry skin conditions, such as eczema, also have a more difficult time in dry weather. A humidifier system in your home can help offset some of the negative health effects of dry air.
We tend to feel colder when air is drier, so by increasing humidity, you are less likely to feel the need to turn the heat up as high as you might when the air is drier. Each degree you lower your thermostat’s setting can result in savings of as much as 4 percent off your energy bill.
The furniture, flooring and even musical instruments you keep in your home can be damaged if the humidity is not controlled. Even artwork, plaster and paint can be adversely affected by dry air. A whole house humidifier, which introduces moisture through your home’s ducting, is an efficient and simple way to keep the contents of your house in good shape.
The techs at Reliable Heating and Air are happy to discuss all the benefits of a whole house humidifier with you. We can also help you select a system and get it installed in a fast, affordable manner.