If you want to avoid the hassles of dry air in your home this winter, consider doing it with a whole-house humidifier. These systems provide necessary humidity for your entire home by distributing water vapor with the air through the ductwork. They offer three important benefits, including:
- Better health. Dry air robs your skin and respiratory system of moisture and promotes the spread of bacteria and viruses, which is one reason why fall and winter are the cold and flu season. Increasing the humidity with a whole-house system distributes the moisture evenly, so that every room in the home has a healthy amount of humidity.
- Home preservation. Not only does your health suffer when the air is dry, anything made of wood in your home does too. Cabinets, flooring and furniture shrink when the air is dry. Your electronics won’t be affected by static electricity, either. Anything that uses low-voltage components can be damaged when electricity discharges on it.
- Lower heating bills. Dry air feels cooler because the moisture on your skin evaporates quickly, which chills you. When you increase the humidity by 10 percent, you’ll feel one degree warmer. As a result, you can lower your thermostat temperature with a whole-house humidifier, helping you save money on your energy bills.
A whole-house system attaches to your furnace’s blower, and a water line taps into the nearest water pipe. The humidifier vaporizes the water, and it’s carried along with the air when the blower runs. You control the amount of humidity you want indoors with a humidistat similar to a thermostat.These systems are much more effective and simpler than using portable units. They need cleaning once or twice a year and take much less room than portable humidifiers, which require frequent cleaning and filling. You won’t have to store the humidifier when it’s not in use, and a central system uses less electricity than operating two or more portable humidifiers throughout your home.If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of a whole-house humidifier, please contact us at Mowery Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. We’ve provided quality HVAC services for greater Indianapolis for more than 40 years.Our goal is to help educate our customers in Brownsburg, Indiana and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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