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6 Benefits Of A Whole-House Humidifier

Posted on: October 17th, 2012 by Jason Connell

whole house humidifier arlington fort worth texasDry air in your home can cause a number of problems, including itchy skin, chapped lips, nose bleeds and even cracks in wood floors and furniture. Additionally, it can aggravate allergies and worsen asthma symptoms. The most effective way to combat dry air is by installing a whole-house humidifier. These systems offer a convenient way to maintain proper indoor humidity levels, helping to protect your health, your furnishings and your home. The six main benefits of installing a whole-house humidifier include the following:

  1. Convenience. Unlike single-room humidifiers that require constant fiddling and take up valuable floor space, whole-house systems require minimal attention and are tucked neatly away out of sight. Simply set your desired level of humidity and the system will automatically monitor and adjust the levels throughout your entire house.
  2. Health and well-being. Maintaining adequate humidity levels in your home can help reduce or eliminate many of the health complaints associated with dry air including nose bleeds, itchy skin, chapped lips, allergies and asthma.
  3. Home comfort. Air that is properly humidified naturally feels warmer than dry air. As a result, a whole-house humidifier can help you save money on winter heating by allowing you to set your thermostat lower without sacrificing comfort.
  4. Protection. Dry air can cause cracks and other damage to wood floors and furniture. Maintaining proper humidity levels can help protect your home and belongings.
  5. Maintenance. Single-room humidifiers require regular cleaning to prevent mold and bacteria. Whole-house systems, on the other hand, are nearly maintenance-free, requiring only occasional cleaning once or twice a year to remove residue left behind from evaporating water.
  6. Cost. Whole-house humidifiers are attached to your home’s plumbing system and cost just pennies a month to operate. This provides a great deal of savings over single-room humidifiers, which often require distilled water for optimal performance.

If you live in the Fort Worth/Arlington area and would like to learn more about these systems or discuss any other issues related to home heating and cooling or indoor air quality, contact us at AirRite Air Conditioning.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about whole-house humidifiers and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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