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Thinking About Installing a Whole House Humidifier?

It’s that time of year! Cold weather is right around the corner, which means right now is a good time to start thinking about installing a whole house humidifier. Anyone who has lived in the Colorado area for more than one winter season knows the dry wintertime air in Colorado can cause dry skin and various other respiratory issues for individuals who are sensitive to low humidity. A whole house humidifier can be very helpful because it does not require constant supervision and it does not run out of water – which can easily happen with a small, portable humidifier.

Whole house humidifier installation is not complicated, and can be completed by most HVAC companies. In Colorado, most companies that provide heating, cooling and ventilation services are experienced at installing a whole house humidifier. This type of humidifying system is highly desirable because it provides humidity to your entire house – not just to one specific room.

Following are some of the benefits of installing a whole house humidifier:

Indoor air that contains the right amount of humidity can be healthier. Anyone who has a sensitive respiratory system knows that it can be difficult to breathe excessively dry air. It’s more comfortable to breath slightly humid air. Also, dry air can cause a person to experience a sore throat and nose bleeds due to a dry nose. Dry air can also exacerbate asthma and allergy symptoms.

Your wood floors and wood furniture will appreciate a little bit of humidity. The dry wintertime air in Colorado can be harsh on wood floors, wood furniture, and other wood items in your home. But besides wood, other materials are susceptible to damage when exposed to dry air for an extended period of time. Adding a bit of humidity to your indoor air by installing a whole house humidifier can help preserve your household items.

Say goodbye to electric shocks. It’s never pleasant to touch something in your home and receive a slight electric shock because the air is too dry. When your whole house humidifier is producing the right amount of humidity, your indoor air will not be as dry. This should eliminate, or at least reduce, the number of electric shocks that you must endure during the wintertime.

Cold, dry winter air can be harsh on people living in a home with very low humidity. Because a whole house humidifier is connected to your HVAC system, it requires very little monitoring. A whole house humidifier is especially nice because it does not involve a tank that must be refilled – which is what is required of a small, portable humidifier.

There are many benefits to installing a whole house humidifier. Once installed, the system requires very little supervision or maintenance. The system should be shut off during the warmer months of the year, but this is something that most homeowners can handle on their own. If you require assistance with turning your whole house humidifier on and off when the seasons change, make sure to schedule an appointment with your local HVAC company.