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The Importance of a Humidifier During Winter

During the winter months, we spend more than 90% of our time indoors. So, if the air in your home is too dry from your heating system, it can lead to negative consequences. Many homeowners aren’t aware they may need a humidifier added to their HVAC system to restore humidity levels to their homes. A humidifier adds moisture to the air in your home to restore balance to the air you breathe. There are a variety of systems available on the market today, but they are either evaporative or steam. Evaporative humidifiers work by turning water from your HVAC system into vapor. Steam humidifiers heat water to boiling and steam is used to create humidity. Both types of humidifiers would make a great addition to your home heating and cooling system. If you’ve noticed it’s becoming difficult to breathe comfortably in your home, then you should begin working with your HVAC specialist to find the right system for your home.

3 Reasons You Should Add a Humidifier to Your Home this Winter

There are many benefits to adding a humidifier to your home this winter. Constantly breathing in dry air can be bad for your health. Dry air can also cause your heating system to work less efficiently. When the air in your home is too dry, it can negatively impact your respiratory system, your skin, and the wood and furniture in your house. Health experts suggest keeping the humidity levels in your home between 30-45%. Keeping the humidity levels in your home balanced will be good for your health and home.

The benefits of adding a humidifier to your home fall into three categories:

  • Well-Being: Adding a humidifier for your well-being is a smart and healthy decision. Regulating humidity levels in your home will reduce skin irritation from dryness and keep your nasal passages healthy. When your nasal passages are too dry, it’s easier to transmit colds and flu. Adding humidity to the air means improving your ability to breathe the air in your home by also reducing irritants in the air that cause allergies.
  • Home Care: Adding a humidifier to protect and care for your home is important to prevent dry air from damaging the wooden features of your home. Moisture loss can cause your furniture, molding, and doors to crack and bubble. Many of the wooden features of your home can become so dried out they are no longer able to perform as designed.
  • Energy Conservation: Your HVAC system struggles to perform efficiently when the air is too dry. The humidity in the air affects the efficiency of your heating system during the winter months. Your system has to run longer and work harder if the air is too dry. Dry air doesn’t hold heat well, and a humidifier fixes this problem by making your home more comfortable with the thermostat at a lower temperature setting. With the right moistures levels, your home can be warmer with less effort by your HVAC system, which means less energy usage and more savings.

Premier Indoor Comfort Can Provide Humidity Control for Every Season

If you’ve faced humidity control issues during the winter months, then now is the time to get ahead of the problem before the temperature drops outdoors. At Premier Indoor Comfort, we value the time and money of our customers. Our HVAC experts will never waste your time with poor service or faulty installation. When you call us, you can count on the job being done right the first time. Call our HVAC specialists today at (770) 268-2422 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.