Dry air in your home is stealing moisture from your skin. What?! Yes, this is true. In the winter, when we are running our furnaces, the humidity in the average house can drop to as low as 5%. To put it in perspective, the Sahara Desert has a relative humidity of 25%. Having dry air in the home affects much more than just your skin.
Every home needs a humidifier.
Most people are familiar with the dry skin, bloody noses, and chapped lips that can come with dry air. But did you know that most viruses thrive in low humidity? This increases the chances of catching the flu, colds, and other respiratory ailments. Over-dry air can also aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms. Adding moisture to the air through the ductwork can help eliminate these symptoms.
Not only can over-dry air affect your health, it can damage many things in your home. It causes walls, woodwork, and your beautiful hardwood floors to crack. Electronics can fall victim to static electric charges, requiring expensive repair or replacement.
Having low humidity can raise your heating bills. Think about the humid summer air, the high humidity makes it feel hotter because of the moisture in the air. The same applies to the air inside your home. Installing a whole house humidifier can help you feel warmer, even at a lower temperature. Dialing down the thermostat can save as much as 5% on your energy bill.
There are several options when deciding on adding a whole house humidifier. It is important to have a certified heating specialist help decide what the best choice will be. Contact HELP today and have one of our Trust- Certified Heating Specialist out to go over all of the options 513-333-HELP.