Why Humidifiers are Important for your Home

Having the best air quality possible is important for your home. This will improve the health for you and your family. If you have been suffering from headaches more frequently or feeling fatigued, you can probably blame it on the indoor air quality. Home comfort is dependent upon not only the temperature of the indoor air, but also on the humidity of the air. Having too little moisture is just as damaging as having too much moisture. If you notice that the air in your home is overly dry or that your skin feels dry, you may consider investing in a humidifier to incorporate into your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. If you are unsure what type of humidifier is beneficial for your home, make sure to contact us. We can recommend the correct one that is best for you and your family.

What Humidifiers Do

Humidifiers work by passing air through a damp filter or sponge. This moistened air travels through the ductwork to be distributed throughout your home. The filter is kept damp constantly as air is passed through it. There are several types of humidifiers available. Steam humidifiers uses steam instead of a damp filter. The steam is blown through the ductwork every time the sensor detects a drop in the moisture level in your home. Spray mist humidifiers will spray a fine mist of water directly into the ductwork that carries it through the home. This type of humidifier does not use a damp filter. A flow-through model uses a pad to absorb water that is blown through the ducts with the help of a blower fan.

Regular Maintenance is Important

Since humidifiers use water, they should be cleaned regularly. The filter or sponge should be changed as often as the manufacturer recommends. This information can be found in the product manual. You can also contact us and we can recommend the proper maintenances that should be done. Also make sure to inspect the unit visually. Look for leakages from the water supply line, the shutoff valve, drain line, and enclosure. Make sure that there is no leakage underneath the unit. Maintain a regular cleaning schedule to prevent mold and milder from growing in the unit. You should also inspect the furnace and make any furnace repairs needed.

Humidifiers are Beneficial for your Home

Maintaining proper humidity in your home is important to your health and your finances. If you air is too dry, you will tend to experience increased headaches, nosebleeds, dry skin, and sore throats. Air that is too dry can also compromise your immune system and make you more vulnerable to germs, bacteria, and viruses. Dry air also causes static electricity, which can result in unpleasant shocks. You will also save money by installing a humidifier. If the air is too humid, it can cause the wood doors, trim, floors, and furniture to warp and stretch. If the air is too dry, it can cause the wood to dry and crack. You will also lower energy costs with humidification. Humidifiers can increase your home comfort level, while also help to save on monthly costs.