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Are you one of the many Denver residents considering the installation of a whole house humidifier, but wondering if the benefits make it a worthwhile investment? You may also wonder if a humidifying system is a better option than a portable humidifier model.
Benefits of a Whole House Humidifier Fighting Dry Skin
The winter months and dry skin go hand in (dry) hand. As soon as the heat turns on skin starts drying out, pre-existing skin conditions can worsen and keeping lips from chapping seems like an all-day battle. The installation of a whole house humidifier will counteract the drying effect, keeping the air – and your skin – from becoming uncomfortably dry.
Preventing Wood Damage
Dry air doesn't just wreak havoc on your skin. It also causes damage to wooden furniture, cabinets and flooring in your home. Intensely dry conditions can cause wood to splinter, crack and split. A whole house humidifier will help protect your wooden possessions.
We’ve all experienced it – the slight yet startling shock when touching an appliance, pet or person. And dry air makes in-home shocks much more common. Although they don’t pose a real danger, the annoyance of shocks can be reduced or completely eliminated throughout your home with the humid air provided by a whole house humidifier.
Dry air directly results in a dry nose, nasal passage, mouth and throat, which, in turn, makes it tougher to breathe, easier to get ‘stuffed up’ and nose bleeds more common. A whole house humidifier will ensure that the air that you are breathing at home – day and night – is humid enough to prevent this internal dry-out.
Whole House Humidifiers Have Health Benefits
Did you know that many viruses, including the flu and common cold, flourish in dry air? This is one of the reasons that families find themselves suffering from more illnesses during the winter months. Allergy symptoms also worsen in dry environments.
Set it and Forget it
One of the biggest benefits of installing a whole house humidifier versus a portable, one-room humidifier is the ease of use and lack of maintenance needs. Once installed, a whole house humidifier simply pulls water from your plumbing system versus filling your portable unit daily. Also, a whole house system requires a cleaning twice a year (once before and once after the heating system) while a portable unit should be cleaned out every few days. With a whole house unit you can install it and enjoy its benefits without thinking about it - just ‘set it and forget it’.
A whole house humidifier costs much less to operate. What is the reason for this difference? Water. Portable units recommend using distilled water for the most effective and efficient operating. Constantly purchasing distilled water can add up over the long winter season while a whole house system simply pulls the water that it needs from your existing plumbing.
Also, and just an importantly, dry air tends to feel colder than air with added humidity. By installing a whole house humidifier your air will become less dry, and will feel warmer. With air that feels warmer you’ll be able to turn back the thermostat, saving you money on your home heating costs.
Interested In Learning More About Whole House Humidifier Systems?
Contact AAA Services to request an indoor air quality expert be sent to your home to review your current environment, discuss your goals, and provide you with a variety of options.
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