Dry air does more than cause chapped lips and dry elbows. While these are undoubtedly problematic, this is only a tiny part of what it can do. Dry air wreaks havoc on your entire body, as well as your home and all the things inside. It even affects the temperature, making it feel colder than it actually is.
At Jennings Heating and Cooling, we understand the importance of creating and maintaining a comfortable environment within your home. A whole-house humidifier installation is one of the best ways to achieve this.
What Do Humidifiers Do?
Humidifiers come in a variety of sizes, but they all share the same primary function: adding moisture into the air. While small ones are great for a single room, a whole-house humidifier installation ensures that moisture gets evenly distributed throughout your entire home.
The Benefits of Added Moisture
How can a simple boost in moisture help? Curbing dry air is essential both for your health and the health of your home.
It Eases Respiratory Issues
Asthma and allergy sufferers alike benefit in big ways from humidifiers. Asthma is a chronic condition that affects the lungs and airways. This condition leads to breathing difficulties as the airways become inflamed and narrow.
Asthmatics are more sensitive to fluctuations in temperature and humidity. A whole-home humidifier installation prevents these fluctuations from happening by allowing you to control the humidity level in your home.
Those with allergies can also find relief with a whole-home humidifier. Dryness in the air causes dryness in your throat and nasal passages, which leads to an overproduction of mucus. A balanced level of humidity within your home helps to prevent this problem.
Humidifiers Slow Virus Transmissions
Viruses move quicker through dry air, making them easier to catch. If dry air has already aggravated your membranes, it makes you even more susceptible to catching them.
Dry Air Takes a Toll on Your Body
Dry skin is a nuisance at best, and dry air promotes it. For those dealing with Eczema and Psoriasis, dry air only exacerbates the problem. In addition to itching, redness, and flaking that come with dry skin, dry air can also cause or worsen acne. As the oil-producing glands in your body work harder to compensate for the dryness, they sometimes produce too many sebaceous oils, which create acne.
Dry Air Damages Your Home, Too
Aside from the issues it causes you, dry air doesn’t do your home any favors either. The same dryness that causes your skin to crack and peel affects the materials in your home, such as wood, in the same way. When wood dries out, it cracks, leading to damaged hardwood floors, walls, and furniture.
It doesn’t stop there. Dryness is also bad for electronics, artwork, and musical instruments. A whole-home humidifier installation helps keep your home and all the things within it safe.
About Whole-Home Humidifiers
A humidifier that can humidify your whole house sounds like something that would be quite large and difficult to work into your home, but it’s actually a lot smaller than you’d think.
Whole-home humidifiers are installed onto your home’s heating system, taking advantage of the pre-existing ductwork to deliver moisture to your entire home.
With the help of the thermostat, your whole home humidifier will be able to monitor your home’s humidity, maintaining a comfortable level between 30-50%.
As if there weren’t enough reasons to love humidifiers, especially during the cold, dry winter months, increased moisture in the air makes it feel warmer inside your home at lower temperatures. That means you don’t need to have the heat up as high to feel comfortable, reflecting directly on your power bill.
Whole-House Humidifier Installation and Repair
Our skilled HVAC experts make quick work of whole-home humidifiers. As they simply attach to your existing HVAC system, the process is quick and seamless.
Once we install your humidifier, maintaining it is simple. Unlike small humidifiers, which require constant cleaning and water changes, the whole house system requires very little. Aside from a yearly evaporator change and a quick wipe down, your new humidifier will take care of itself.
Everyone should be comfortable with their own home. At Jennings Heating and Cooling, we make your comfort our priority. If you’ve been thinking about a whole-home humidifier installation for your home, our experienced team of HVAC professionals is standing by and ready to help. Contact us on our website or give us a call today to find out how one of these systems can benefit your home.