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Is a Whole-Home Humidifier Right for You?

Humidity levels in your home play an important role in maintaining your comfort levels throughout the winter. Without proper humidification, your health, comfort, and heating bill may suffer. If you and your family are struggling with dry, winter air it may be time to consider a whole-home humidifier.

How It Works

A whole-home humidifier is installed directly into your system to humidify your entire home, rather than a single room. Connecting to your home’s main water line, these humidifiers have a constant water source. This process allows for an automatic humidification of your system’s airflow before it is supplied to your home. Compared to an individual humidifier, whole-home humidifiers are a more effective and efficient way to humidify your air. Whole-home humidifiers are also extremely quiet and very low maintenance, only requiring the occasional water panel change.

How Does A Humidifier Help?

With a whole-home humidifier, your home’s properly humidified air can help keep your winter health up and your winter utility bills low.

With dropping winter temperatures, the air around you naturally becomes drier. With its lack of natural humidity, cold winter air attempts to draw moisture from anywhere, including your body. This process makes you more likely to contract a sinus infection, the flu, a cold, dry skin, chapped lips, and nosebleeds. However with proper humidification, your skin can retain more of its natural moisture and help protect you from cold weather health problems.

As your indoor air is properly humidified, you may begin to feel warmer without adjusting your thermostat. The more humid your indoor air, the warmer you feel, since moist air retains heat more efficiently than dry air. So as the air becomes more humid, it will no longer need to pull moisture away from your skin, allowing your skin’s natural moisture to retain your body heat. With your body retaining more of its natural heat, you and your family will be less reliant on your heating system to heat your home.
A whole-home humidifier is one of easiest ways to keep your home at a healthy humidity level during the winter. To learn more about whole-home humidifiers and how proper humidification can keep you healthy and comfortable, call Fayette Heating & Air today at 859-203-4602.