Whole house humidifiers are gaining in popularity. More and more homeowners are reading about them in magazines and online, or seeing them being installed on home improvement shows. If you have heard about a whole house humidifier, you may have many questions about what it is, what its benefits are and why it works. Here are a few of the questions you may have that relate to a whole house humidifier.
Why is Air in Your Home Dry During the Winter?
It may seems strange to say that air in your home is dry during the winter months. After all, it usually feels damp outside during the winter. However, your home’s heating element, such as a furnace or HVAC, strips the moisture from air as it heats the air, leaving you with hot, dry air blowing throughout your home.
Why is Dry Air an Issue?
Dry air is an issue for many reasons. Dry air can dry out your furniture, shortening its lifespan. Dry air can dry out your skin, leaving you with rough, patchy skin. Dry air can dry out your sinuses, causing you to be sick more frequently. And dry air can cause dirt and dust to be more prevalent, making your home a bit more dirty.
How Does a Whole House Humidifier Work?
A whole house humidifier works by adding moisture back into the air after it has been heated. This helps to ensure that the air in your home is moist enough to prevent furniture, your skin and your sinuses from drying out. This helps to improve your health, can help you to sleep better at night and improves your skin. Moist air also stays warmer longer, which can help to reduce your energy usage.
SSI is proud to partner with Aprilaire, the leading manufacturer of whole house humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and air purity solutions. Are you ready to learn more about having a whole house humidifier installed in your home? Then contact Service Specialties, Inc. We would love to help answer any questions you may have about whole house humidifiers, provide you with an estimate for a whole house humidifier and install your new whole house humidifier. Contact us now to get started.