Is your home making you sick? If you are experiencing respiratory problems or allergies, it may be worth installing a whole-house humidifier. Depending on the type of home heating system you have, it may be adding dry air to your home which could lead not only to dry skin, but also to allergies and respiratory problems. Having more moisture in the air of your home can improve indoor air quality and also make your home feel warmer.
Dry Air Takes a Toll on Wood
Not only does dry air in your home lead to dry, itchy and uncomfortable skin and other health issues – it can take a toll on your wood floors, walls, cabinets, doors, and even furniture. This can become costly over time. Replacing hardwood flooring, cabinet doors, and valuable furniture due to dry air pulling moisture from the wood can become expensive.
Humidifier Works with Your Furnace
A whole-house humidifier attaches to your home’s heating equipment to evenly add moisture to your indoor air. Humidity is increased via water vapors transferred through the system in your home. The warmed air is distributed throughout your home, making it feel more comfortable, as the added moisture in the air makes a room feel warmer. The moisture in the air is monitored by a thermostat to increase or decrease the humidity to ensure the correct level is maintained.
Benefits of a Humidifier
For the most part, there is no down side to having a whole-house humidifier in your home if you have dry air. The cost can be offset by what you will save in utility costs. The many benefits include:
- Improved health
- Added moisture
- Low maintenance
Whole-house humidifiers are available for homes with radiant or baseboard heating systems, in addition to those with forced hot air systems. They not only maintain consistent, indoor air quality and humidity during the cold winter months, but also offer controlled humidity year-round to help the people, plants and wood in your home to thrive.
Contact our heating professionals at Home Comfort Experts today to find out how we can help serve the plumbing and heating needs at your home or business. We have experience in maintaining and installing whole home humidifiers. We serve Northern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan from our two locations. Give us a call at (574) 255-4600 to learn about our full complement of heating, cooling and plumbing services.