Do you get allergies every winter when the wind starts blowing and the air begins to dry out? You might not be able to find comfort when outside, but you can get some relief when you’re home. Whole house humidification systems do a great job warding off dry-weather allergies as well as numerous other damaging effects.
Here are some of the benefits of whole house humidification systems.
- Humid air is healthier air. Beyond the allergies that many people have, bacteria thrives in dry air.
- Itchy skin and chapped lips may be easy enough to deal with, but when the dry air starts causing sore throats and aggravating asthma, something should be done.
- Dry air doesn’t have as many water molecules flying around, leaving it feeling colder than more humid air. This means that you’ll probably be turning the heater up to feel just as warm, and this costs more energy dollars
- Humid air better protects many household objects. The average heated home has half the moisture of the Sahara desert. Wood flooring and furniture peel and crack under prolonged exposure to dry air.
In order to humidify a house, there are both portable and whole house systems. Portable systems are simpler, but have a number of problems. They need to be turned on and off manually or the air can become sweltering. Whole house humidification systems on the other hand work automatically once installed, adding moisture when needed.
Portable systems also run into the problem of standing water. If left alone, these systems can breed bacteria and molds. They also needs regular cleaning that whole house system don’t. In short, a whole house system offers far more convenience for a similar price.
Installation of a whole house humidification system is a process, as it is hooked up to both the heating and air conditioning system as well as your water supply. If you want to know more about whole house humidification systems, contact us.
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