Fall is just around the corner, which means it is time for for Dane County residents to get their furnaces ready for winter. As you prepare your furnace, you should also consider installing a whole house humidifier. Maintaining your home’s humidity level provides benefits to your health and your home. For more information about installing a humidifier, contact Abner Boiler & Heating Company today.
Whole House Humidifier
In contrast to the small, portable humidifiers you see on bedside tables, whole house humidifiers work in tandem with your home’s HVAC system. Essentially, the experts at Abner will fit your home for an appropriately sized humidifier that introduces water vapor directly into your ductwork. Thus, through the use of a simple humidistat control, homeowners can easily maintain a comfortable, consistent level of humidity throughout the home.
As we mentioned before, controlling your home’s humidity levels offers a variety of benefits. These include:
Although scientists don’t fully understand why people tend to be sicker during the winter months, it is almost certain that low humidity plays a role. Many viruses thrive in warm, dry environments, making people more likely to catch a cold, the flu, etc. in places with low humidity. Similarly, dry air can aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms, and cause dry and bloody noses, sore throats, and cracked, itchy skin. Alternatively, through the use of a humidifier, homeowners can mitigate these risks and enjoy a healthier, more comfortable winter season.
Protect Your Belongings
Just as too much humidity is bad for your home, too little moisture in the air can also cause damage. Low humidity causes materials to dry out and shrink over time. In turn, this can have an impact on a variety of items throughout the home, including hardwood floors, furnishings, paint, plaster, artwork, electronics, and musical instruments. In essence, controlling your home’s humidity is vital to maintaining the integrity of your belongings.
Maintaining your home’s humidity at a comfortable level also makes your home feel warmer. This means you may be able to set the thermostat at a lower temperature and save money on heating costs.
To learn more about installing a humidifier in your home, contact Abner today. In addition to humidifiers, we also specialize in boiler, HVAC, and water heater maintenance and installations. For all of your heating and cooling needs in Madison, WI, and the surrounding areas, call (608) 274-3077.