Many people are familiar with the negative effects of high humidity, but low humidity can be also be problem in homes. One of the best ways to increase your humidity to healthy levels is by adding a whole-home humidifier to your HVAC system.
The summer season offers the perfect window of opportunity to invest in a humidifier before the climate becomes cold and dry in the winter. Prior to choosing a new system for your house, it’s important to become familiar with how a whole-home humidifier works. This will make it easy to compare various models and brands of humidifiers.
What is a Humidifier?
A whole-home humidifier is added directly to you HVAC system. This type of system allows you the humidity levels and indoor temperature in your house from a thermostat. Once the air reaches the indoor air handing unit, a humidifier works by injecting moisture into the air. Next, the air is distributed to each room in your house through a network of air ducts. A whole-house humidifier is integrated with
Benefits of Whole-Home Humidifiers
Comfortable humidity levels are typically between 30-50%. When the level of humidity in your home goes above or below this range, you can start to feel uncomfortable. Problems that can develop from a lack of humidity are:
-Shrinking and splintering of wood products, including flooring, walls and furniture
-Increase in illnesses such as colds and viruses
-Feeling cold all the time
The heat energy in your house is attracted to the humid air. This is why it’s important to have enough humidity in your home during the winter; otherwise, you could be raising your thermostat settings to feel warmer. It’s estimated that for every degree you can turn down your thermostat during the winter season, you can save up to 3% in energy costs; this can’t happen without the correct amount of humidity in the air.
Whole-House Humidifier Installation Services
If you have a question about how a humidifier works, the team of licensed plumbers at WM Henderson provide whole-house humidifier repair and installation services to homes in Pennsylvania. Our team is committed to keeping you and your family healthy during the winter months. We also provide a variety of emergency plumbing services including water heater repair, drain cleaning, water line installation, and sump pump repair. Give our team a call by phone at (484) 206-8594 or book an appointment online to receive assistance.