Humidifiers help with dry winter air!

Whole House HumidifiersIt’s the middle of a cold winter night and you wake up with dry sinuses or cracked, chapped uncomfortable lips. You have the heat on, but the air in your house is so dry that your skin becomes very uncomfortable. You can temporarily remedy the situation with moisturizing lotions or chapstick, but there is only one way (other than moving to the tropics) to fix the dry air in your home… Install a humidifier to fight the symptoms of dry air in your home.

How do you know you have low humidity in your home?

    There are many common symptoms that accompany low humidity in your home which include:

  • Static electricity
  • Increased allergies
  • Worsened asthma
  • Frequent colds, and ailments
  • Nose bleeds
  • Sore throats
  • Dry, cracked skin
  • Peeling wallpaper in your home
  • Cracking plaster or drywall
  • Gaps in wood furniture or flooring appear or grow larger
  • If you have a piano or other wood instruments, they may sound flat or be out of tune often

Solutions that can help increase the humidity in your home

There are a few different ways to increase the humidity in your home, the main one would be to purchase or install a humidifier. Good humidifiers range in prices and options but the best humidifier options is typically a whole house or central humidifier. Whole house humidifiers are installed into your home’s existing hvac system and monitors the humidity in the air of your home to keep it at your desired humidity level. These systems are installed by your local HVAC contractor who can help you determine what your best options are for controlling humidity levels the whole way through your home.

Other types of humidifier systems are available for purchase at many box stores, which are usually lower priced options, but provide less protection and usually require more attention while they are operating. These types of humidifiers usually are labeled as evaporator, steam, vaporizer, or ultrasonic, and are only meant to provide comfort for one room, or a small area. Single room, consumer-grade humidifiers also typically need to be re-filled and cleaned more often and can be prone to leaking.

Why should you install a whole house humidifier?

Comfortable Humidity Levels in HomeA whole house humidifier is installed directly into your existing hvac system and it gives you the ability to control the humidity level throughout your whole home. Unlike a portable humidifier, a whole-house humidifier constantly monitors the humidity level of your home so it can add or hold off adding moisture into the air, keeping the environment in your home at the perfect level of comfort the whole way through winter.

Call us TODAY at 717.254.4555 for humidifier installation so you can avoid the uncomfortably dry winter air!