As anyone who has experienced one knows, winters in Lebanon, Indiana, can be brutal. Frigid temperatures can lead to extremely dry air, which in turn leads to a host of problems like itchy, dry skin, chapped lips, and even increased chances of falling ill from viruses for whom dry air is an ideal environment.
One of the best tools for combatting the issues presented by dry air is a humidifier, an appliance that is already a staple in most Midwestern homes. The most common variety of humidifiers is a portable one, often kept infrequently-used rooms like bedrooms or living rooms. While these units certainly get the job done, they require a lot of maintenance to keep them functioning, like refilling their tanks and making sure they get properly cleaned.
Luckily, there’s a solution to keep your home comfortable without the daily trudge to keep a portable humidifier running. Consider installing a whole-house humidifier from Mister Quik Home Services,
What Are the Benefits of a Humidifier
In the cold months of winter, your home’s furnace is its primary defense against the cold temperatures outside. But the comfort it offers comes at a price: dry air. That dry air, so important for keeping your and your family warm, can cause a number of issues that affect your health and parts of your home. While usually associated with winter usage, humidifiers also help rectify dry air caused by air conditioners in the summer, which causes many of the same issues as dry air in the winter.
Because of this, a whole-house humidifier, rather than a portable one, is the right solution for combating the scourge that is dry air throughout a home. The benefits of using a humidifier include:
The germs that cause illnesses like common colds and the flu, which can be deadly, survive the best in dry air indoors. Because humidifiers prevent air from being dry, they can help keep the spread of these viruses at bay. In the summer months, humidifiers also help decrease the prevalence of allergens in the air, providing relief to family members who suffer from seasonal allergies.
If you find that your skin is dry and cracking or that your lips are constantly, painfully chapped, the most likely culprit is dry air. A whole-home humidifier will maintain a comfortable level of humidity in every room in a house, so you’ll no longer have to choose which rooms are a source of comfort. Humidifiers also discourage the build-up of static electricity -; no more getting shocked every time you go to turn on the lights or open a door.
While most people associate water and moisture with damage and warping in wood furnishings and flooring, air that is too dry can also compromise these items, decreasing their lifespan. A whole-house humidifier can help regulate humidity in your home and prevent this kind of damage before it begins.
Homeowners that are still concerned about what moisture may do to their homes will be glad to know that whole-house humidifiers come with sensors to keep a steady 35- to 45-percent humidity in the home, a level proven to allow for comfort without damaging interior furnishings.
What Are the Benefits of a Whole-House Humidifier
If you’re already using a standard portable humidifier, why should you switch to a whole-house humidifier? There are plenty of reasons why.
One of the most significant is the reduction in maintenance required by a homeowner to keep a whole-house humidifier running. These units are professionally installed and are integrated with a house’s existing heating and plumbing systems. Whole-house humidifiers use water from a home’s plumbing, so you won’t have to constantly refill tanks to keep the humidifier’s water supply from running out.
The other major benefit is a consistent level of humidity through a house, rather than just in a room where a humidifier is located. These levels are controlled by a homeowner similarly to how temperature is controlled by a thermostat, so you can choose the humidity level that you find most comfortable and enjoy it throughout the house.
How You Can Get a Whole-House Humidifier
Your local HVAC professional team at Mister Qui is ready to get your home to be its most comfortable at any time of year. If you want to learn more about how a whole-house humidifier could improve your home, call us today. We’d love to discuss what options are the best for your home and would be happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate.