Why You Should Consider Adding a Humidifier to Your HVAC System

All year long you rely on your HVAC system to keep your house at a comfortable temperature, cold in the summer, and warm in winter.  But have you considered the humidity levels inside your home?  Research has suggested that using humidifiers regularly can go a long way in preventing sickness.  But it can be a hassle to have to constantly remember to fill up the water, change the filters, or clean the build-up that occurs.  A whole-house humidifier is a great option for keeping the humidity levels between 30 and 50% without the disadvantages of regular humidifiers. Man fixing wires

Improve Health

Dry air will not only cause dry skin, but can also lead to bloody noses, dry, cracked lips, or breathing problems.  If the air in your home is exceptionally dry, it is most likely because of low humidity.  Dry air can also contribute to lung health and can also exacerbate asthma or allergy symptoms.  Many contribute more humidity in the air to less snoring.  Humidifiers have long been used to alleviate cold symptoms and decrease the length of illnesses.  If you feel dry air may be affecting your health or the health of your family, a whole-house humidifier may be something to consider.

Protect From Damage

Dry air is not just detrimental to your health, but it is also harmful to things as well.  Furniture made of wood can experience damage from dry conditions.  Low humidity levels can cause cabinets, flooring, or any type of wood furniture to crack.  The cost of repairing or replacing cracked wood throughout the house can add up quickly.  Instead, invest that money in a whole house humidifier to ensure that your house is always set to the proper humidity levels that will prevent dry air and keep wood from becoming damaged.

Lower Energy Bills

When you think of high humidity levels outside, it always feels warmer than it actually is.  The same is true for inside your home.  While humidity levels may be low in the winter months, they can be higher than the recommended 30 to 50% in the summer.  When this happens, your home is going to feel warmer.  So what do you do?  Crank up the AC of course.  But this can raise your monthly energy bills, costing you more to cool your home.  A whole-home humidifier will keep humidity levels to recommended levels in both winter and summer.  Lower humidity levels in summer will make your house feel cooler, meaning you can lower the temperature and cut energy costs, saving you money each month.

If you are considering a whole-home humidifier, Comfort Experts can help.  Home humidifiers piggyback off your HVAC system and connect to your water lines to circulate through the whole house.  For a consultation or installation, contact Comfort Experts HVAC professionals.  It will make all the difference for your comfort year-round.