Why Do I Need a Whole Home Humidifier?
You may be thinking to yourself that you like dry air because it is more comfortable than the hot humid air of summer. It can be a relief after a long hot summer, but the excessively dry air of Fall and Winter is just as uncomfortable. it just isn't humid.
When dry air invades your home you may start to notice that . . .
- Your skin dries out.
- Your Lips chap.
- You and your clothing become victim to static electricity.
- You get chilled more easily.
- You may even experience an increase in the frequency and severity of nose bleeds.
Humidifiers Keep You Comfortable
A whole house humidifier becomes part of your home heating system. It is typically mounted between your furnace and the duct work for your home. The furnace heats the air and blows the air through the whole house humidifier where moisture is added back into the air. This properly humidified air is then circulated evenly throughout your home.
The end reslut is that you will be more comfortable while spending less on heating your home. Remember when I said dry air makes you feel chilly? Well what do you do when you get cold? You turn the heat up, which of course increases your heating bill. Some estimates show that a whole house humidifier will save you between 10 to 20 percent on your heating bill.
This is the perfect time of year to have your home heating system checked by a professional. If you have a whole house humidifier installed in your home, they will make sure it is working properly. If you do not have one yet, they will be happy to install one for you.