What to Expect When You Install a Whole-House Humidifier
Winter brings dry, cold air, which can pose a threat to your family’s comfort and health. Fortunately, there is a solution to itchy skin and sinus issues. You can install a whole-house humidifier!
What Is a Central Humidifier?
A central humidifier impregnates the air with water vapor, increasing humidity levels in a room. Although there are smaller, portable humidifiers, a central humidifier is wired into your home’s HVAC system and hooked up to the house’s plumbing. This permanent installation humidifies the entire house, delivering vapor through the ductwork. This delivery system makes central humidifiers highly efficient.
What are the other benefits of installing a whole-house humidifier? Let’s take a look.
A whole-house humidifier integrates with your cooling and heating system. It introduces humidity into your home in the form of water vapor through your ductwork. The humidity level is then monitored and controlled by your thermostat, just like the temperature is, keeping you comfortable all year round.
Easy to Use
Portable humidifiers are a hassle to clean and fill. You may have to have several throughout your home just to get some measure of relief. With a whole-house humidifier, you eliminate messy tanks you need to clean and fill!
Lower Utility Bills
Homes with low humidity levels often have higher utility bills because the HVAC system works more challenging to maintain a specific temperature. A well-humidified home will save you money because you won’t need to adjust your thermostat as often since the humidity levels stay constant, stabilizing the air in your home.
Humidity in the air can help you feel warmer at lower temperatures. According to the EPA, you can potentially save 4% off of your utility bill just by lowering the thermostat.
Humidified air can help reduce the risk of infections and the spread of viruses. Germs spread easier in cold, dry conditions. A humidifier also alleviates bloody noses and dry, itchy skin. Your home also benefits when you install a whole-house humidifier. Your houseplants will love the humidity, and wood floors and furniture also benefit from higher humidity levels!
You can install a whole-house humidifier in either a new furnace or in your existing HVAC system. Check with your HVAC professional for humidifier options and costs.
Call on us if you have questions about whole-house humidifiers. You can trust the experts at Rheem Pro Partners to help you get the best system for your home. Contact us today throughout Colorado and Wyoming.