Turning your thermostat up may keep you warm through all of this winter’s bitter cold, but it may leave your indoor air less than ideal. Over-dry air can be unhealthy and can have damaging effects on your body and your home. House temperature is just one factor in your family’s total home comfort; humidity is also a factor that must be considered.
With over-dry air, your family may experience a sore throat, cracked, dry skin, nose bleeds, dryness in your nose, static shocks, plus it may aggravate asthma or allergy issues. Medical experts reveal that viruses thrive in a low-humidity environment making you more susceptible to the flu, the common cold and upper respiratory infections. And did you know it could also reek havoc on your home in the form of cracking or splitting wood floors, molding, trim and furniture, plus chipping plaster and paint? Putting moisture back into the air is essential and daily activities such as showering, doing laundry and cooking isn’t enough.
A whole-house humidifier can increase your family’s comfort level and protect your valuable furnishings by emitting just the right amount of moisture to the air. This makes you feel more comfortable so you can lower the thermostat setting a few degrees. You will stay comfortable with the lowered temperature due to the fact that humid air feels warmer. This could save you up to 4% on your utility bill for every degree you lower your thermostat, according to the EPA. Our humidifiers can adjust from winter to summer to supply just the right amount of moisture.
A humidifier would be added to your new or existing central heating and cooling system. You will not have to carry a humidifier from room to room because the whole-house humidifier delivers the moisture to every room in the house.
Maeser has the expertise to diagnose and remove air quality problems so you and your family can enjoy a healthy indoor environment. So if you are experiencing complications due to over-dry air, call the Home Comfort Experts. We can give you a free estimate on the installation of a whole-house humidifier.