Breathe Easier and Live More Comfortably This Winter with a Whole House Humidifier
Healthy indoor air contains a certain amount of moisture – ideally about 55 percent. But during the winter Maryland air becomes dry, which can make reaching that ideal percentage in your home difficult.
The result? You could experience problems ranging from dry, irritated skin and increased allergic responses to greater incidence of asthma and even physical damage to your home and furniture.
The good news is you can address dry indoor air with a simple solution that ensures healthy moisture levels throughout your home: a whole house humidifier. Installed directly into your cooling and heating system, a whole house humidifier adds water vapor to your home air via your heating ducts. You can then control humidity levels using your thermostat, just like the temperature.
Adding a whole house humidifier provides many benefits, including:
- Better health – Humidifiers reduce the incidence of colds, flu, and other respiratory ailments by controlling viruses that thrive in dry air.
- Greater comfort – Over-dry air can make asthma and allergy symptoms worse and lead to dry noses, sore throats, and cracked, itchy skin. With properly humidified air, you’ll experience fewer of these problems.
- Less damage to your home – Dry air can wreak havoc on wood floors, plaster, paint, furniture, artwork, electronics and musical instruments. By keeping the right amount of water vapor in the air, you avoid that kind of damage.
- Lower bills – Properly humidified air feels warmer than dry air, which means a whole house humidifier will help you feel warmer at lower temperatures. According the EPA, you can save 3-4 percent on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat.
Carroll installs whole house humidifiers in both new and existing heating/cooling systems so everyone can benefit from a controlled-humidity environment. Contact us today to learn more or get a FREE Estimate!