Why Do I Need a Whole House Humidifier
There are many reasons you may or may not want a humidifier in your home. A whole home humidifier increases the comfort level in your home and it can decrease your annual energy cost. The humidity level in your home actually causes you to use more or less heat. Having air that is humidified to the correct level will decrease your need for heat from your furnace, you can actually turn down your thermostat. The more moist the air is the warmer you feel.
A humidifier also will:
- Soothes your cold and flu symptoms by irrigating you nasal passages and throat and bronchial tubes.
- Moisturizes your skin.
- Reduces snoring.
- Protect your furniture and wooden instruments from cracking in low humidity.
We recommend whole home humidifiers for anyone that is interested in saving money on their heating bill as well as positively affecting the health of their family and home.
A whole home or whole house humidifier is installed directly into your home’s central heating and cooling system. Unlike a portable unit, a whole house humidifier can provide constant and consistent comfort in every room of you house.
The maintenance in and whole home humidifier is much less than a portable one as well. Portables require constant monitoring of water tanks and wells and regular cleaning and maintenance. With a whole home humidifier you could preform routine maintenance as little as two times a year.
Our recommended brand is Aprilaire and we recommend a flow through design humidifier. These are installed on the return or supply line in your home. They use evaporation without having standing water and because it uses to water the risk of mold with this type of humidifier is slim to none. These whole home humidifiers also use no electricity although they do require a water line and constantly use new water.
A whole home humidifier increases the comfort level in your home and it can decrease your annual energy cost. The humidity level in your home can decrease your need for heat from your furnace, so you may actually turn down your thermostat, thus saving you money on your bill later on.
Call Answer Heating & Cooling today for preventive maintenance before you furnace starts to short cycle, or call us to repair a furnace that isn’t performing the way it should. If you are in Saginaw, Midland, Freeland or any of the surrounding communities call us today or check out our service area page for more information. If you don’t see your city call us to find out if we cover your area.