During cold winter months, windows and doors are shut tight to keep indoor temperatures warm. Without fresh air moving into your home and with winter air already dry, poor indoor air circulates throughout your home.
This air holds less moisture than warm air and causes a number of household issues and generally impacts the comfort of your household. That’s why it’s important to have one of our certified technicians install a whole home humidifier that brings water vapor into the ducts, combating the dry air and giving you balanced humidity levels.
There are clear signs to help you know when your home can benefit from a humidifier. Since cold air holds less moisture, Millersville winters always bring dry air. Combined with furnaces, indoor air is even drier.
You will observe the effects of dry air and feel them on and within your body. Dry air feels uncomfortable, and if you suspect you are suffering from dry air in your home, you should consider installing a whole home humidifier in Millersville. Common signs of dry indoor air include:
When humidity levels are low, you may hear and see increased static electricity in your home. Walking across carpet, sitting in fabric couches and feeling the cling of clothing on your skin are all signs dry air is plaguing your home.
Chapped lips, cracked hands and flaky skin are common complaints during the winter. Dry winter air draws moisture from your skin, leading to these issues. Red irritated eyes, dry hair and itchy nostrils are symptoms of a larger problem in your home’s air supply.
Humidity also helps control airborne dust, debris and other irritants circulating within a tightly sealed home. During cold and flu season, family members predisposed to allergies, asthma and other respiratory issues benefit from ideal humidity levels. While controlling humidity levels cannot prevent disease, dry air aggravates already irritated immune systems. Throughout the winter, already irritated mucous membranes in your nose, sinuses and throat quickly escalate to illness. Installing a humidifier in your home gives your family a better chance to stay healthy.
Cracks and chips in dry wood surfaces including furniture, flooring, cabinets and molding may be prevented when humidity is controlled. Just like your skin, dry air affects the moisture levels of wood. Adding a whole house humidifier helps prevent cracks, warping and chips in precious and expensive wood finishes.
Many of the signs of dry indoor air can be remedied with the simple installation of a whole house humidifier. A humidistat monitors and restores indoor air to an ideal humidity level. Imagine, one humidifier that can bring comfort to your entire home. It’s pretty nice to have guaranteed comfort in every room of your home without the hassle, noise and added utility costs of portable humidifiers. Not only will your family members notice the benefits, but you’ll notice some other improvements too.
If you want to reduce your chances of illness, especially in the colder months of the year, control the humidity levels in your home. Portable humidifiers only add moisture to individual rooms and many do not use a humidistat to control the ideal settings. A whole house humidifier provides the benefits of in-house moisture in every room. When your family is comfortable, you reduce the risk of allergy symptoms, asthma and common illnesses during the winter months.
How often do you remark in summer about how humid the air is? This is because humid air feels warmer. Controlling the relative humidity in your home with a whole house humidifier allows you to set your thermostat lower. Even in lower temperature settings, balanced humidity levels help air feel more comfortable. This means you save on energy bills because your furnace won’t need to produce as much heat.
Snoring, sinus congestion and coughing often disrupt sleep. Have you ever woken up from a deep sleep with a clogged nose and a sore throat? This dry air, especially at night, can cause sinus issues. A whole house humidifier in your Millersville home may improve sleep comfort.
Not sure which humidifier is right for you and your home? We can help you make this decision. Grove Heating and Cooling provides clear and easy-to-understand options for whole home humidifiers. Our experts evaluate your HVAC system to determine the best humidifier to meet the needs of your home. Many modern furnaces allow for simple upgrades for humidifiers. Once installed, we test the system and answer all of your questions. We are always available to maintain and repair any heating and cooling issues. One of the best features of humidifiers is they operate silently in the background of your life. When air is dry and your furnace runs, the humidifier restores comfort with very little maintenance.
When it’s time to install a whole home humidifier, count on the team at Grove. Our expert technicians are highly skilled and train all year on the latest technology and techniques. If you’ve been considering adding a whole home humidifier to your home, don’t wait. This can be a life-changing improvement for you and your family.