Published on January 10th, 2018
Winter weather causes humidity levels inside your home to drop, and turning up the heat doesn’t help. It just strips even more moisture from the air. And dry air strips skin of essential water and oils and threatens a healthy home environment. Say what?? Yes, it threatens a healthy home environment. That’s why Blue Frost Heating & Cooling sells and installs whole-house humidifiers.
The Benefits of Whole-House Humidifiers
Whole-house humidifiers maintain relative humidity in your home. And that’s important because dry air can damage your health and your home.
- Dry air increases the likelihood of colds, flu, and other upper respiratory ailments – Colds and flu are caused by viruses that thrive in low humidity. Dry air makes you more susceptible to infection and aggravates allergy and asthma symptoms, too.
- It causes damage to your home – Low humidity can crack walls, woodwork, and hardwood floors. It can also cause static electric charges powerful enough to zap electronics requiring expensive repair or replacement.
- Dry air leads to higher energy bills – Humid air feels warmer and more comfortable than dry air does. Dry air makes you feel colder at normal temperatures, and you turn up the heat. According to the EPA, you can save up to 4 percent on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat.
In addition to the costly damages of dry air, it can cause bloody noses, a dry mouth, dry and itchy eyes, sore throats, cracked and itchy skin, and static shocks. Lotion provides some relief, but it can’t fix all of that!
Improve the Indoor Air Quality of Your Home All Year Long
When installed directly into your HAVC system, whole-house humidifiers release an even level of moisture into your house all year long.
For example, an installed Trane XL850 Thermostat and Relay Panel controls your HVAC system and runs your humidifier in the winter. You can maintain a nice 35 to 40 percent humidity year-round. The moment the outdoor temperature drops low enough that windows are in danger of sweating and mold starts growing, the thermostat adjusts automatically and lowers the humidifier setting. Because it’s Wi-Fi, you can check it from anywhere in the world where there is internet access. And another great thing about the Trane XL850? No worrying about the heat or AC going out while you are away. It will notify you if things go awry! How awesome is that?
Everyone benefits from a controlled-humidity environment. Whole-house humidifiers can be installed in a new or existing HVAC system. There are even systems available for homes with radiant or baseboard heat.
What’s Your Take on Whole-House Humidifiers?
Do you have a whole-house humidifier installed in your home? How has it benefitted your family and your home? Let us know in the comments.
Whole-house humidifiers reduce viruses, uncomfortable skin conditions, and save you money. Call Blue Frost Heating & Cooling at (630) 761-9007 today. We’ll answer your questions and schedule a time to install a whole-house humidifier in your home. Start living comfortably and maintain a healthy home environment.