What Does a Whole-House Humidifier Do?
The cold winter air can be very drying and uncomfortable—and sometimes lip balm and lotion just don’t cut it! This is why humidification is such an important part of total indoor comfort. Whole-house humidifiers can help improve the air quality inside your home.
When it comes to whole-house humidifying, too much and too little are both problematic. Excessive humidity can cause interior discomfort and increase risk of mold growth. Too little humidity can cause a range of minor health issues, such as headaches, dry lips and skin, sore throat, and higher risk of a cold. So it has to be just right. For proper whole-house humidifier installation, you need experienced professionals.
Considering such a system for your home?
How Does a Whole House Humidifier Work?
A whole-house humidifier is installed directly into your HVAC system, balancing humidity levels throughout your house. The level of humidity is monitored and controlled by your thermostat (just like the temperature), and an even level of moisture can be released all year long. This is more effective than a small, portable humidifier—which only work in small spaces and can’t as effectively control moisture levels in your home as a whole.
Benefits of Whole-House Humidifiers
Installing a whole-house humidifier offers a number of different benefits for everyone in your home. With the right amount of moisture in the air:
- Your skin, eyes, and nose will feel better.
- You can breathe easier and you reduce the chances of catching and spreading respiratory infections spreading throughout your home.
- You decrease the chances of getting painful static shocks
- Your wood furnishings and flooring will be better protected from drying out, decreasing the chances of buckling, splitting, and cracking.
- You can increase your energy efficiency and save money. A whole-house humidifier can help you feel comfortable at lower temperatures. According the EPA, you can save up to 4% on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat!
Whole-house humidifiers can be installed in both new and existing HVAC systems.
Humidifier Installation from Arctic Air Conditioning
If you live in Central Jersey, contact Arctic Air Conditioning to have a whole house humidifier installed in your home and work with your furnace to keep your family warm and comfortable for the rest of the season. Since 1977, we have been helping families throughout Monmouth, Middlesex, Mercer, and Ocean counties.
Contact us online or call us today for an estimate!