Along with fresh snow and cheerful holidays, the winter season can also bring plenty of coughs, sore throats and other discomforts. And if the air in your home is too dry, it can aggravate any allergy, asthma or cold symptoms your family is experiencing, in addition to causing other problems such as peeling wallpaper and cracks in your drywall, furniture and wood floors. The best way to avoid these dry air problems is to install a whole-home humidifier, which will allow you to enjoy the perfect level of moisture in the air throughout your house.
Here’s how a whole-home humidifier works: the equipment is installed directly to your heating and cooling system, and humidity is introduced into your home’s air in the form of water vapor. Humidified air is distributed via your heating and cooling system ductwork throughout your home.
There are several key benefits you can expect from a whole-home humidifier, including:
Increased comfort — We’re all familiar with the common frustrations of winter, from dry sinuses and itchy skin to static shock and throat irritation. By adjusting the humidity in your home, you can alleviate all of these problems for your family.
Improved health — According to medical experts, many viruses thrive in low humidity, increasing the likelihood of catching colds, flu and upper respiratory ailments. An overly dry environment can even make you more susceptible to infection. You’ll maintain a much healthier home with an even humidity level.
Protection of your home — Dry air pulls moisture from walls and hardwood floors, and this can lead to cracks. Valuable furniture, artwork and electronics are also subject to the adverse effects of dry air. A whole-home humidifier will help protect your investments against such damage.
Energy savings — When your home’s humidity level is right, your family will feel comfortable at a lower thermostat setting. And according to the EPA, you can save up to 4% on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat.
Don’t spend another day with overly dry air. Call on Blind & Sons for a whole-home humidifier backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. This affordable solution will help keep your family healthy and comfortable all winter.
Sources: Aprilaire, Livestrong