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A Whole-House Humidifier Extends Benefits Far Beyond Portable DevicesIf you’re looking into the benefits a humidifier can offer, you might be wondering: Whole-house humidifier or portable? Making the decision depends a lot on your needs.

If you’re looking for ultimate comfort…

A whole-house humidifier has the capacity to deliver moisture into every room in your home.  This gives whole house humidifiers an edge over a portable devices, which are generally limited to a single room. Connected to your HVAC system, whole-house models take advantage of your existing equipment, using the home’s ductwork to send moisturized air throughout the home.

If you’re looking for savings…

When your humidifier can send moisture throughout the whole home, you can actually lower your thermostat setting during the winter because the added humidity allows the home to feel warmer.  This lower setting can lead to significant energy savings on your home’s fuel bills. Having moist air in your home feels warmer than dry air much the same way that a 90 degree summer day in Michigan (where humidity levels are high) often feels hotter than a 100 degree in Arizona (where humidity levels are low).  Portable devices are only able to humidify a single room, so their impact on the house as a whole is very limited. Even if you use several devices in an attempt to humidify your entire home, you’ll end up paying higher costs in humidifier operation.

If you’re looking for protection…

Dry air can negatively impact your health and your home’s wood products, like furniture, flooring and even musical instruments. To protect yourself and your home from the damage that dry air can impose, a whole-house humidifier will extend to every room — and wood product — in your home, as well as protect your health no matter where you go in your house.

If you’re looking for low maintenance…

Because a whole-house humidifier connects to your home’s water supply, it requires little maintenance. Depending on the model, you’ll need to change the filter only once per year.  On the contrary, the water in portable devices must be changed daily, and keeping the tank free of mineral deposits requires that you clean it at least a couple of times per week.

The choice is clear: A whole-house humidifier helps save energy, provides whole-house comfort, protects your health and home, and requires little maintenance. For help with your heating and cooling concerns, contact Aladdin Heating & Cooling. In addition to providing service to Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Shelby Twp., we’ve been serving Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties since 1945.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about whole-house humidifiers and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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