Dry air in your home can make your throat and skin feel dry and scratchy, cause or aggravate respiratory problems, dry out nasal passages and make you more susceptible to colds or the flu. Although winter weather is often blamed for these problems, a major cause is dry air produced by artificial heating. Humidifying your home to provide proper moisture levels will help alleviate these symptoms.
Dry air can also cause:
- Static electricity. In addition to causing painful shocks, it can damage computers and other electronic equipment.
- Hardwood floors and furniture lose moisture and contract when the air in a home is extremely dry. This can cause seams to separate.
- Houseplants suffer from dryness caused by low humidity.
- Wallpaper may peel at the edges if the air in a home is excessively dry.
A simple solution is a humidifier. It increases the humidity in the air in a safe, water vapor form and helps make your home healthy and comfortable.
Controlling humidity can also save you money on energy bills. The heat we feel is a combination of temperature and humidity. In other words, the more humid the air, the warmer we feel. Add humidity to dry, heated air in the winter and you can set your thermostat lower and still be comfortable.
If you have a forced air system, a whole house humidifier is probably your best option. These models fill and drain automatically, can go a long way in helping to keep your home at an ideal humidity level, and typically require minimal annual maintenance.
We offer a full range of humidifier models and capacities – we can help you find the right one to suit your needs. Call us today at (770) 343-7565!