Many people are familiar with the effects of high humidity, but low humidity can be a problem, too. One of the best ways to increase your humidity to healthy levels is by adding a whole-home humidifier to your HVAC system. Fall offers the perfect window of opportunity to make an upgrade to your system, as the cold weather hasn’t yet arrived, and you can add a humidifier to your Drexel Hill home before heating season starts full-time. As with any upgrade, it’s important to hire professionals to complete the installation, so call the people you can count on: Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Improving Indoor Air Quality
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:
- Nose bleeds
- Dry skin
- Shrinking and splintering of wood products, including flooring, walls and furniture
- Increase in illnesses such as colds and viruses
- Feeling cold all the time
Humidity holds heat, which 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 colder months, you can save up to 3% in energy costs; this can’t happen without the correct amount of humidity in the air.
How It Works
A whole-home humidifier is added directly to you HVAC system and you can program the humidity level you want along with your indoor temperature right on your thermostat. Water from your home’s piping adds a controlled amount of moisture to the air in your HVAC, and this air circulates evenly throughout your home.
If extreme dryness has been a problem in your home, it may be time to consider adding a humidifier to your HVAC system in Drexel Hill.
Call Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating, Inc., today and schedule an appointment with one of our indoor air quality experts.