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What are the Benefits of a Whole Home humidifier?

By All-Temp Heating & Cooling

Date Published: February 26, 2020

Throughout the winter, your furnace often strips the air of moisture during the heating process, which can cause the air inside your home to feel exceedingly dry. The best way to have a more energy-efficient and comfortable home during the winter is to control your indoor humidity.

A whole-home humidifier installed into your current heating and cooling system has many benefits for your family and your home. More humid air helps prevent flaky skin, chapped lips, bloody noses, and dry, static air that promotes the flu and other viruses. As for the level of humidity in your home, the sweet spot is between 40%-50%.

Fight Germs

Humid air can help prevent the spread of the cold and flu viruses. Germs and viruses travel farther and live longer in dry air. Whole-home humidifiers help minimize your risk of illness as viruses and bacteria do not thrive in moist air.

Increase Comfort and Energy Efficiency

A whole-home humidifier doesn’t just add to your health – it adds to your wallet. Increasing the amount of moisture in the air normally helps your home feel warmer at a lower temperature, diminishing your heating expenses. Low humidity can also decrease the efficiency of your home’s heating system. Air that captures more moisture can maintain more heat, which means it will feel warmer. In turn, low humidity in your home means the air will feel cooler, causing you to have to turn up the heat more than necessary to be comfortable.

Better Health

Adding moisture to your air is optimal for your health. A lack of moisture in the air can dry out your nasal passages, leading to irritation of the skin, eyes, nose, and mouth and may even exacerbate respiratory illnesses. Installing a whole-home humidifier on your heating and cooling system can help clear your sinuses, moisturize your nasal passages, and improve your breathing.

Do you find you apply more moisturizing products in the winter? That may very well be due to the air drying out your skin and lips, causing itchy, dull spots and cracks. Adding moisture using a humidifier will help keep your skin and lips smooth by reducing the dry, flakiness that accompanies the cold winter months.

Stop the Static

The dry, cool air can create a lot of static. Is your family getting shocked more lately? A humidifier makes the air less dry and lowers your likelihood of being shocked at home.

Preserve Your Wood Floors & Furniture

Air that is too dry can affect the wood finishes and furnishings in your home, causing them to shrink, warp, and crack. Low humidity could also have an unfavorable effect on paper products, such as photos, posters, and books, resulting in them becoming more brittle.

By adding a whole-home humidifier to your HVAC system, you can alter humidity levels through your thermostat. You will have the ability to place the humidity to any level you choose without worrying about turning the system on and off. When the heating season concludes, your humidifier can be drained and powered off until it is needed again. The only maintenance your humidifier should need can be performed by the Charlottesville HVAC technicians at All-Temp Heating & Cooling, LLC during your annual furnace tune-up.

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