How a Whole House Humidifier Can Keep Your Family Healthy this Season
It’s common knowledge that excessively humid air can result in mold and mildew growth that creates an unhealthy home environment for you and your family. But many disregard the equally detrimental consequences of air in the home that is too dry. There’s a reason the desert is barren and the rainforest teeming with life. Humidity levels must be just right to protect the health of your home and its inhabitants.
Whole House Humidifiers Mitigate a Wide Range of Problems:
Hogging up tabletop real estate and adding to your daily chore list, portable humidifiers don’t hold a candle to whole house humidifier options. Installed and operating in conjunction with your home’s HVAC system, whole house humidifiers don’t require constant refilling. Bringing water vapor into the duct system through a distribution tray, whole house humidifiers maintain ideal humidity levels throughout your home with simple thermostat adjustment. Simply set it and forget it, scheduling routine internal water panel cleaning once a year alongside seasonal HVAC maintenance.
Guarding Against Health Issues
Studies point to a direct correlation between high humidity and decreased likelihood of flu infection. Whole house humidifiers, particularly when used in conjunction with other indoor air quality systems such as HEPA air filters and UV light air purifiers, make for a stronger line of defense against winter ailments, keeping mucous membranes moist and supporting the ability of hairs within the sinuses to trap and dispel viruses and bacteria.
Proper humidity levels also decrease common winter annoyances like dry skin and lips, nose bleeds, sore or scratchy throat, asthma, allergies, and shocking jolts from static electricity.
Promoting Restful Sleep
Balanced humidity levels keep nasal passages clear and healthy, allowing for more restful sleep.
Preserving Your Home
You and your family aren’t the only ones at risk from dry winter air. A whole house humidifier can also protect valuables within your home, safeguarding expensive electronics against damaging static shocks and preventing wooden furniture, trim, flooring and structural components from cracking and splitting.
Saving Energy & Reducing Monthly Utility Costs
Energy efficient whole house humidifiers can even help you save energy and decrease monthly utility costs, making them a valuable asset with a high return on investment. Because humid air feels warmer than dry air of the same temperature, efficiently controlling humidity levels with a whole house humidifier can help you remain comfortable while running your furnace or heater at a lower temperature all winter long. Based on EPA findings, this can save you as much as 4% on heating costs for each degree you lower the thermostat, potentially adding up to hundreds of dollars in savings across even a single winter season.
Protect your home with the simple and affordable addition of a whole house humidifier this fall and winter season. To learn more or schedule a free estimate for installation, contact H & H Heating & Air Conditioning today. We provide heating and air conditioner services in Garnet Valley and all of Southeastern PA.