If you don’t want to go another heating season suffering with dry winter air, consider these 6 amazing benefits for maintaining ideal humidity with a whole-house humidifier.
An HVAC pro attaches the whole-house humidifier to your forced-air heating unit. The humidifiers humidify your home by adding moisture to indoor air as it circulates through the ducts. This delivers evenly humidified air throughout your home. These are the benefits for that process:
- Savings: The Energy Savers website states that for each one degree the thermostat is lowered during the heating months saves up to four percent heating costs. This pertains to humidification in that humidified air feels warmer than dry air of equal temperature. For energy-wise homeowners, you may lower the thermostat two or three degrees and save as much as twelve percent on heating expenses with properly humidified air.
- Comfort: Dry air during the heating months can be extremely uncomfortable. It’s difficult to find a comfortable temperature, and often the thermostat is raised significantly higher than needed if the home is humidified.
- Health: Dry air can cause dry skin, nose bleeds, itchy eyes, fatigue and dehydration. Asthma and allergies may be exacerbated, and many viruses and germs thrive in dry air. Optimally humidified air alleviates these issues.
- Static-electric shock: Static electricity is the accumulation of electrical charges on surfaces. Shocks can harm electrical equipment like computers and phones. Humidification provides a thin blanket of moisture to all surfaces in your home to prevent the accumulation of electrical charges.
- Property: Porous property and possessions like furniture, musical instruments and cabinets may become damaged from dry air over time. Maintaining ideal humidity from season to season preserves your belongings.
- Whole-house vs. portable: Comparing a whole-house humidifier to a portable humidifier is somewhat like comparing your furnace or heat-pump system to a portable heater. The portable units just don’t get the job done when it comes to whole-house coverage. And, they are actually much more difficult to maintain than whole-house humidifiers.
For more information, contact Aladdin Heating & Cooling in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties. We’ve served homeowners and businesses since 1945.
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