How Humidifiers Benefit a Home
The purpose of a whole home humidifier is to put moisture back into the air. Studies show that increasing humidity levels to 43 percent or above can significantly reduce the ability of airborne viruses to cause flu infections. With the right level of humidity in your home, you will feel more comfortable and breathe easier.
Whole home humidifiers are installed directly into your heating and cooling system, introducing humidity in the form of water vapor into the air at your heating ducts. Humidity levels are then controlled by your thermostat, giving you needed moisture levels all year round.
Humidifiers are known to provide the following benefits:
- Dry eye elimination
- Dry nose and throat elimination
- Reduced risk of infections
- Softer skin
- Faster healing times when sick with things like a cold, sinus infection, or the flu
- Protection from possible cracks in drywall and furniture
- Reduced heating bill
- Less static electricity
- Improved sleep
When the air in your home becomes too dry, your body isn’t receiving the optimal level of moisture that it needs. A home humidifier will put the moisture back in the air leaving you and your family more comfortable.
Just like air can become too dry for your body, the same can happen to walls and furniture. Dry air pulls moisture from walls, furniture, and hardwood floors, which leads to cracks.
Another important aspect to be aware of is energy savings. Most homeowners turn up their thermostats when they feel cold, a humidifier will allow you to feel warmer at lower thermostat settings, saving you up to 4% on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat, according to the EPA.
For better health, comfort, protection, and energy savings consider a whole home humidifier. We’d be glad to go over your options with you!