Furnace Humidifiers: A Behind the Scenes Powerhouse

Furnace humidifiers offer Georgia homeowners unique benefits in winter. Not only do humidifiers help ward off dry-air problems like chapped skin, sinus issues and dry nasal passages, but they can also help you save some cash.

How They Work

Installed to work alongside your heating system, furnace humidifiers generate moisture. As your furnace heats the air moving through the system and releases it to the incoming ductwork, the humidifier shoots water vapor into the conditioned air. The air moves into the ducts and is dispersed throughout your home’s living spaces. As long as a room has a duct delivery grille, it will receive the moisture-filled air.

Let Us Count the Ways…

Furnace humidifiers do a thorough job of combating dry air. Because the moist air moves throughout the entire home, you don’t have to deal with the challenges that portable humidifiers have. These little nuisances call for constant monitoring to ensure they never run out of water. They need to be cleaned out daily, and they only humidify a small square footage of space. If you want the entire home humidified, you’ll have to buy multiple units, increasing the costs to purchase the units, not to mention the high electricity costs to run them.

With a whole-house furnace humidifier that connects directly to the home’s main water supply, you won’t have to worry about:

  • Maintenance. Just call your HVAC contractor once a year when you need furnace and air conditioner service, and the technician will check the humidifier, too.
  • Health issues. Say goodbye to colds, sinus pressure and respiratory problems. A dry environment is a breeding ground for these problems. Combating the issue by adding moisture back into the air helps.
  • Discomfort. Tired of electric shocks, dry noses and sore throats? A humidifier solves those problems.
  • Home disrepair. Dry air doesn’t just wreak havoc on your health. It causes problems for the wood products around your home. When the air gets too dry, wood floors, instruments, woodwork and more can become damaged from dry air.
  • High utility bills. Whenever you can turn down your thermostat, you’ll save on heating costs. But that’s easier said than done when you’re trying to stay warm on a cold Georgia winter’s night. With a humidifier in play, you can do both: turn the thermostat down and save. Why? Because moist air makes you feel warmer at a reduced temperature, and the Department of Energy reports that homeowners can save about 1 percent on utility costs for every 1 degree they turn their thermostats back.

For help selecting from our wide selection of furnace humidifiers that can meet your household’s needs, contact Reliable Heating and Air today!

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