How Humidifiers Save Energy in the Winter

By February 1, 2013April 13th, 2022No Comments

Did you know that humidifiers save money? Humidifiers can help you save energy in the winter in Nacogdoches, TX. A humidifier replaces moisture in the dry air. Running your heating system can quickly dry out the air inside your home. A humidifier replaces some of the lost moisture, making the air feel warmer. Humidifers save money because you can keep your thermostat on a lower setting when you run a humidifier unit. Set your thermostat lower to conserve energy on heating during the winter months.

If you decide to install a humidification system in your home to improve the efficiency of your heating system, call McWilliams & Son Heating and Air Conditioning. We can assist you with your selection of a whole-house humidification system or portable units that will reduce your heating unit usage.

Shopping for Humidifiers

Whole-House Humidifiers

A whole-house humidification system is built into your existing or new HVAC system. The humidification system is controlled by a humidistat. This device looks similar to a thermostat, only the readings are in percentage format. The humidistat measures and monitors the relative humidity levels. When the house is too dry, the whole-house system humidifies the air. When the air is too moist, the system performs the dehumidification function. The whole-house system requires very little maintenance. HVAC experts state that the relative humidity in a residential home should not exceed 50 percent. With a whole-house system, you have precise control over your home’s humidity levels. McWilliams & Son can provide you with more information about installing a whole-house humidification system.

Portable Humidification Units

Portable humidifiers will humidify the air in a room or small area. You can use a portable unit and lower the heat setting. Portable units must be filled with water and cleaned on a regular basis. The portable unit is less effective than the whole-house unit for conserving energy, but these units provide coverage to the immediate area. You can use a portable unit at your cubical at work, for example.

Location and Need Will Determine Which Humidifier is Best For You

A whole-house humidification system provides the greatest return on your investment. However, portable systems may help you reduce your heating costs and save you money on your utility bill. Call your local heating and air conditioning company if you have additional questions about how humidifiers save money on your heating costs.

McWilliams & Son Heating and Air Conditioning is a full service heating and air conditioning service provider. We have been serving Nacogdoches, TX for several years.

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