A whole-house humidifier is actually a fairly simple device: just a wick that soaks up water from a reservoir and a fan that blows across it to add moisture vapor to the air circulating through your heating and air conditioning systems. Installing a humidifier in your home will enhance your comfort and health. In order to understand the benefits of a whole-house humidifier, it’s important to understand the meteorological principles behind it.
Problems Caused by Low Humidity
High Utility Bills
In order to feel comfortable, human beings need the relative humidity levels to be above 30%. Unfortunately, the cold temperatures of winter tend to pull moisture out of the air, causing it to coalesce into liquid or solid form and leaving the air behind dry as a bone. That makes the air feel colder, forcing your heating system to work harder in order to keep your home comfortable and raising your monthly bills in the process.
Furthermore, dry air tends to pull moisture off of your skin, leading to that horrible cracked itchy feeling, and dries out your sinuses as well, leaving you more vulnerable to colds and flu bugs. Finally, dry air leaves conditions perfect for static electricity, leading to those painful shocks and even damaging electrical systems in some cases.
Whole-House Humidifier Benefits
The most noticeable benefits of investing in a humidifier include enhanced comfort and a reduction of static electricity from dry air. Elevating the humidity levels in your house will help you feel warmer, which means your heater won’t have to work nearly as hard. This will cause the total cost of your utility bills to decrease. Give our team a call by phone at (484) 474-5373 to learn more about whole-home humidifier benefits. The licensed plumbers at WM Henderson provide humidifier installation and repair services in areas of Pennsylvania such as Conshohocken, West Chester, Broomall, and Coatesville. We also provide other types of plumbing services including water heater repair, water line installation, sump pump replacement, and and sewer repair. Give our team a call to receive assistance with a plumbing issue.
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