Temperature is just one factor in total home comfort, especially in dry weather. Cold air leads to dry homes buy when properly controlled, humidity offers many proven benefits to your health, home and comfort.
Dry Air Can Damage Your Family’s Health
Physicians and other experts often recommend controlling humidity to prevent the damaging effects of dry air. Many viruses thrive in low-humidity environments, which can increase your likelihood of catching the flu, colds, and other respiratory ailments. Over-dry air can trigger asthma and allergy problems as well as make you and your family uncomfortable with sore throats, cracked, itchy skin, and dry noses, mouths, and eyes. Dry air also enables static electricity to build up and deliver painful shocks when you are least expecting them. Putting humidity back into your home can reduce all of these problems.
Dry Air Can Damage Your Home
Dry air can also be damaging to your home’s valuables such as furniture, woodwork, plaster, paint, artwork, musical instruments, and your beautiful hardwood floors. Electronics can also receive static electric charges and require repair or replacement. The proper amount of humidity in a home can protect its contents from damages due to dry air.
Dry Air Can Increased Your Energy Bill
Low humidity can make you feel cold, causing you to turn up your thermostat. That increase in energy use won’t necessarily make you feel any warmer but it will lead to higher energy bills. A humidity controlled home can help you feel warmer at lower temperatures.
The Benefits of a Whole House Humidifier
Adding a whole home humidifier to your heating and cooling system is one of the most effective ways to add the proper amount of humidity to your indoor air, prevent the problems caused by dry air, and provide whole-home comfort. Unlike portable units that only address certain rooms, a whole home humidifier is installed directly to your home’s central heating and cooling system. It introduces humidity in the form of water vapor into the air at the source—your heating ducts. Just as too little humidity can be a problem, so can too much. A whole-home humidifier continually monitors your home’s humidity levels and delivers the perfect amount of moisture to the air throughout your entire home.
Putting a whole house humidifier into your home can reward you in many ways. At Atlanta Air Care, our Deluxe, whole home humidifiers will automatically deliver the perfect amount of moisture to your home, assist in minimizing the ill effects of dry air on your family’s health and your home’s valuables, as well as help lower your energy bill. Call us today to discuss which unit is right for your home. The comfort of your home’s air is our business!