Whole-Home Humidifiers and Home Comfort:
Dry skin and hair in the winter can be combated by more than just moisturizer. Installing a whole-home-humidifier in your HVAC system can help on all fronts. Whether it be dry itchy skin or dried-out sinuses due to the dry air, your family will enjoy the benefits of having a humidifier installed almost immediately. Humidifiers also reduce the occurrence of static electricity sparks in the home as well. Call our office today for pricing and to get on the schedule to install your new Whole-Home Humidifier!
Maintaining a Safe and Healthy Home with Whole-Home Humidifiers:
It’s not just about comfort! Though safe and healthy indoor air quality begins with filtration systems, it doesn’t stop there. Humidifiers are extremely important to the health of your home’s air quality. It is extremely important to maintain optimum humidity in the home to reduce bacteria, viruses, fungi, and allergens in your home’s air. A whole-home-humidifier helps keep your home’s humidity in the ‘optimum zone’ during the dry winter months.
As you can see in the image below, the optimum humidity for your home is between 40% & 60% relative humidity. This isn’t a new fact, this is something scientists and doctors have been teaching for years.
The Cleveland Clinic reports that dry air may cause problems including:
- Dry eyes
- Sore throat
- Dry nasal passages
- Bloody nose
- Make colds and flu worse
- Chapped skin and lips
- Itchy, dry skin
- Worsened asthma and allergy symptoms
Drum Humidifiers, and how they work:
Inside the humidifier, a rotating evaporator pad (drum) lifts water from the water pan into the air stream, which is warmed and circulated by the furnace blower.
Drum-Style Humidifiers use minimal water and electricity, making them the most economical and ecologically friendly humidifiers to operate. Drum Humidifiers do not produce harmful contaminants, nor do they release them into the air.
Drum units do require more maintenance than other humidifier types and they are designed for easy cleaning and pad replacement by either the homeowner or servicing contractor. At a minimum, the humidifier and pad need to be replaced at the end of every humidifying season. Mineral buildup on the pad may necessitate mid-season cleaning or replacement, as well.
The humidifier and the connecting water valve must be turned OFF at the end of each heating season and the pan emptied of water.