In the cooler seasons, your home heating system will warm the air, as the air warms it becomes drier and your heating system is not equipped to put moisture back in the air.
Problems created by overly dry air
Over-dry air can result in a multitude of problems for both a home and its occupants. These include:
- Dry nose, cracked/itchy skin and sore throats.
- Aggravated allergy and asthma symptoms.
- Painful static-electricity shocks.
- Chipped paint and plaster.
- Split or cracked wood floors, furniture, trim, and molding.
According to medical experts, many viruses thrive in low humidity - increasing the likelihood of catching colds, flu, and upper respiratory ailments. Fortunately, all these issues can be greatly reduced by installing a whole house humidifier, which will deliver the ideal amount of moisture into your home’s air.
Benefits of whole-house humidifiers
Besides a better life for you, your home and your belongings, humidification also provides another benefit: humidified air makes you feel more comfortable at lower thermostat settings. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that you can save up to 4% on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat! Whole-house humidifiers make your home more comfortable and save you money on your energy bills.