Humidifiers are machines that add moisture to the air in your home, and even if you think that you don’t need a humidifier in your home, it could actually provide you with several great advantages. From preventing the spread of illnesses to increase the energy efficiency of your home, an HVAC Contractor will be able to provide you with a number of different products that you may not have ever considered.
There are small, portable models of humidifiers that are available on the market. These can only be used in a single room at a time, while a whole-home humidifier, which our professionals at Mike Bryant Heating & Cooling can provide and install, will work throughout your entire home at all times. During the winters, the air can become extremely dry, and adding moisture directly to your home’s air is an effective and efficient way to combat the negative effects of dry air.
Portable vs. Whole-Home Humidifiers
A Portable humidifier offers some convenience, and while they’re better than no humidifier at all, they won’t give you the amount of control that whole-home humidifiers will. Whole-home humidifiers are installed directly within your HVAC system, so the air source (your duct system) can be infused with moisture as it’s distributed and circulated throughout your home. Because whole-home humidifier is hooked up directly to your home’s heating system, you can use your thermostat to regulate the amount of humidity they distribute throughout your home. You’ll be able to monitor and control the level of moisture in your air throughout the year.
Our heating and cooling technicians are all licensed and professionally trained, so we’ll be able to handle the installation, maintenance, and repair services that you may need for your humidifier. We’ll make sure that your home’s air-moisture level can be kept at comfortable and healthy levels at all times.
The Benefits of Humidifiers
There are more than a few great reasons to have a humidifier installed as part of your home’s HVAC system:
- Dry air can cause sore throats, itchy and cracked skin, and dry noses
It can also irritate and exacerbate symptoms of allergies or asthma. A humidifier can help to relieve these symptoms, and they may stop them from occurring at all.
- Dry air can also damage your property
Plaster, wood floors, paint, and furniture can be negatively affected by dry air. The same goes for works of art, electronics, and musical instruments. Our whole-home humidifier can help protect those valuables and keep them in excellent condition.
- Viruses can spread more easily in dry atmospheres
Keeping your home’s air moist during the winter months will help decrease the spread of contagious infections and illnesses.
- Humid air is better at transmitting warmth
The water vapor will be heated and help your system heat your home more efficiently. This can save you up to 4% on your heating bill per degree you lower thermostat.