Humidifiers can keep you warm & save energy in the winter
Did you know that humidity is one of the factors as to whether or not your home feels comfortable in both winter and summer?
If there is too much humidity in your, conditions are perfect for mold and mildew to thrive. When your home lacks humidity, your furniture, books, and artwork may dry out.
Humidity has a large impact on your respiratory health as well. Cold weather brings dry air that may irritate airways which can lead to wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.
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Using a humidifier in the winter may help ease some of these symptoms and provides many other advantages that benefit your health.
Did you know that humidity factors into the price of your utility bill as well?
When there is a lack of moisture in a home it can cause the room to seem colder than it actually is causing you to crank up the thermostat. In reality, it is the humidity level that needs to be adjusted. Dry air is not able to hold in as much heat, so it tends to feel colder.
In the winter months, you home is depleted of moisture both from the naturally lower temperature outside and from the heater pushing around dry air in your home. The humidity level in a home is as low as 20% in winter. On average, it should be closer to 35%.
How do you know how much humidity is in the air? Pick up a hygrometer for less than $20 at a home improvement store. This handy little tool will show you how running a humidifier saves energy.
Portable humidifiers work well, but a great alternative is a whole-home humidifier. A whole-home humidifier is installed as part of your home’s heating or cooling system. The unit automatically controls and adjusts the humidity level in your home based on outdoor and indoor temperatures. With automatic control, you’ll always know what humidity level is in your home and enjoy peace of mind that it’s being maintained correctly.
Contact us to find out more about installing a whole-home humidifier today!