Does your heating system have a humidifier installed? Is it functioning properly? Or perhaps you use a room humidifier. Is it working well enough to keep your home comfortable? Do you know what level of humidity in your home is, or how to measure it?
So many questions…how about a few answers?
Let’s start with the basics – why should you consider a humidifier, and what are the benefits?
- Increased comfort – The higher the humidity level, the warmer the air will feel at any given temperature. Just think of how hot it feels in the summer, when the humidity level is sky high. Same principal in the winter months. If you can keep the humidity level in your home up, you will feel more comfortable at lower heat levels. Your home will just “feel” warmer, even at the same temperatures.
- Save Money – Higher humidity levels allow you to keep the temperature in your home lower. Lower temp = lower heating bill!
- Avoid Illness – Dry air in the winter months can lead to increased health risks: allergy symptoms, dry sinuses and headaches, colds, and irritated skin conditions, just to name a few.
- Prevent damage to wood floors and fine furniture – Extremely dry air can cause damage to surfaces in your home.