5 Reasons You Need a Whole-Home Humidifier

5 Reasons You Need a Whole-Home Humidifier

  • March 28, 2017

Maintaining proper humidity levels is crucial for your Huntington, Texas, home. That’s why we recommend upgrading your HVAC system with a whole-home humidifier. These innovative units ensure your indoor air quality remains high regardless of the time of year.

Control Humidity From Your Thermostat

The great thing about whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers is that you can control your home’s moisture from your thermostat. A whole-home unit is integrated into the existing HVAC system, so there’s no learning curve to figure out how to use it. You simply choose your preferred setting and let the humidifier do the rest.

You only need to schedule maintenance on your whole-home humidifier once a year. This crucial service removes mineral deposits left behind from evaporated water and eliminates bacteria and mold buildup. It’s a quick, affordable service that ensures your unit continues to keep your home healthy throughout the year.

Also, depending on your home’s exposure to moisture and dry air, you’ll probably only need to use your whole-home humidifier in the winter. All you have to do is switch off the unit when you switch over to air conditioning. It’s an intuitive, user-friendly device that makes a world of difference.

Enjoy Added Health Benefits

Humidity levels play a larger role in your family’s health than you may realize. Air that’s too dry often results in chapped lips, dry throats, dry skin, and sinus problems. In fact, dry air can cause frizzy hair, split ends, rough patches on the skin, and even hangnails! Germs like the flu even prefer dry environments, leaving your family susceptible.

When humidity levels are too high, it can be difficult to breathe, especially for family members with asthma or allergies. Not only that, but dust mites, mold, and other toxins thrive, making it easier for you to get sick from poor indoor air quality.

While portable humidifiers and dehumidifiers can help occupants in single rooms, a whole-home unit maintains optimal humidity throughout the entire home. With a whole-home humidifier, the entire family can breathe easier and enjoy added health benefits that come from improved indoor air quality.

Enjoy Improved Comfort

Controlling your home’s humidity levels is as equally important as controlling the temperature. Proper humidity can help you feel cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter without cranking up the HVAC unit. That’s because our sweat naturally evaporates in drier air, helping us feel cool. In homes with increased humidity, our bodies feel warmer.

When you take control of your home’s humidity levels year-round, you’re in control of your own comfort regardless of the weather outside.

Protect Your Investments

A lack of humidity in the air can damage certain household items such as hardwood floors, furniture, and windows. When you can add moisture to the air when needed, you help protect these items from drying out and cracking.

On the flip side, too much moisture can cause certain items to mildew or even grow mold. Installing a whole-home dehumidifier alleviates these concerns and saves your personal effects from damage.

Lower Your Energy Bill

Humidity plays a key role in how much energy your home uses. For example, during the winter months, most homeowners try to keep their thermostat low to reduce energy consumption, but a humidifier allows you to do just that without feeling chilled. That’s because humidity helps your body feel warmer, even in lower temperatures.

In summer, dehumidification is crucial, especially if you live in an area exposed to excessive moisture. If you’re not sure whether you need whole-home humidification or dehumidification, simply ask your HVAC technician for recommendations.

When you take control of your home’s humidity, you’ll enjoy reduced energy bills no matter the season, which is beneficial to everyone.

Finding and maintaining your home’s optimal humidity levels doesn’t have to be a challenge. Call McWilliams & Son Heating and Air Conditioning at 888-905-7655 to schedule your next HVAC service. We’ll be happy to offer suggestions on whole-home humidification or dehumidification units. Our expert technicians can also suggest other ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality no matter your budget.

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