With fall around the corner, and with it the promise of cooler weather, this is a good time to consider adding a whole home humidifier to your HVAC system. The main purpose of a humidifier is to add moisture to the air until it reaches a comfortable level. Here are 3 benefits of a whole home humidifier:
1. A humidifier will correct the moisture imbalance in the air in your home, creating a healthier environment for you and your family. When you breathe in air that is too dry, which is typical during colder weather, it can cause the inside of your nasal passages to become dry and irritated, and can worsen respiratory ailments. Your nose needs mucus in order to trap viruses and bacteria before they can reach your lungs. In some cases, very dry air can cause asthma and nosebleeds. Your skin, throat, and eyes may feel itchy, and if you have a cold or flu, dry air in your home could prolong your symptoms.
2. Extra dry air in your home can increase the amount of static electricity throughout the house. You'll notice it in your clothing, in your hair, and on carpeting and furniture.
3. When the air in your home is very dry, it can affect your wood furniture and flooring. Wood furniture can begin to crack and warp; musical instruments can lose their shape and fall out of tune. Books and artwork can become brittle. Wood flooring may begin to creak, and door jambs can warp, making it difficult for doors to open and close properly.
The recommended indoor humidity level is between 40-60 percent. A whole home humidifier, installed as part of your HVAC system, regulates the humidity in your entire home. Not only will your home feel much more comfortable, the indoor air quality will be healthier.
To learn more about the benefits of a whole home humidifier, or to have one installed in your home, please contact:
Golden Seal Service Experts
1730 Wallace Avenue, Unit B
St. Charles, IL 60174