Benefits of a Whole House Humidifier – How Does it Work?

A whole house humidifier eliminates symptoms such as dry skin, nosebleeds, static electricity, and scratchy throats.

You may be tempted to blame the temperature when your home feels uncomfortable inside. But in reality there’s another factor at work that affects the way your house feels, humidity levels.

During the summer months in St. Louis we don’t seem to lack any humidity. But during the winter months, it can get very dry because humidity levels lower. This can make you feel colder, dry out your skin, damage your home, and make it easier for viruses to spread between family members. However, these problems can be solved by having a whole-house humidifier installed.

How a Whole-House Humidifier Works

You are likely familiar with the portable humidifiers that are set up in a baby’s nursery or in your kid’s room when they are sick. But a whole house humidifier takes the same technology a step further, it ensures that the indoor air quality in your home remains high all year.

It works right along with your existing heating and cooling system. Attached to your system, a whole house humidifier brings water vapor into the duct system through a distribution tray. This helps adjust the humidity levels in your home and also prevents harmful materials from entering the air. You’re able to monitor and control the humidity level with your thermostat.

Benefits of a Whole House Humidifier

There are several benefits of having a whole house humidifier installed but here are the 4 primary benefits:

  1. Provides Total Comfort
  2. Protects Your Family’s Health
  3. Protects Your Home and Furnishings
  4. Saves Energy and Money

Provides Total Comfort

A whole house humidifier eliminates symptoms such as dry skin, nosebleeds, static electricity, and scratchy throats. It helps the temperature remain consistent all year long.

Protects Your Family’s Health

In addition to helping with dry noses, skin and throats, humidifiers help prevent your family’s likelihood of catching the flu or a cold. Our respiratory systems has a mucus membrane that defends our body from viruses and germs. When humidity levels are low, the mucus membrane can dry out and reduce our body’s ability to fight off illnesses.

Protects Your Home and Furnishings

A humidifier protects furniture and wood flooring as well. Because wood relies on a certain amount of moisture in the air, when the air is dry furniture and floors can crack and even warp over time.

Saves Energy and Money

It is possible to save as much as 4% on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat. When humidity levels are higher, you will feel warmer which will allow you to keep your house at a lower temperature thus saving you money!

St. Louis Whole House Humidifier

Whether you need a brand new humidifier installed or you need repair or maintenance to your current humidifier system, trust Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC to help answer any questions and solve your indoor air quality issues.

We are one of the few heating and air conditioning companies in St. Louis that has a master technician and mechanical engineer as an owner. This fact, combined with our more than 30 years of experience gives us an advantage over our competition. Call us today at (314) 471-7625 or fill out our online contact form.

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