The installation of a whole-house humidifier offers numerous advantages in the wintertime.
Winters in the Seattle metropolitan area are known for being wet, but the air inside Seattle homes still gets dry because people often crank up their furnaces to combat the cold. One effective way to humidify the air in your home in the wintertime is through the use a whole-house humidifier. A humidifier can improve your home’s indoor air quality by maintaining optimum humidity levels year-round.
Why Dry Air Can Be a Problem
Not only does dry air make your home uncomfortable, it can also cause several health problems. Dry air makes your skin and lips dry and chapped. In addition, dry air causes the nasal membranes to get thinner, making you more prone to nosebleeds. Dry air also exacerbates the symptoms of colds, allergies, asthma, and respiratory infections.
Your health isn’t the only thing that’ll suffer if the air in your home is too dry. Dry air creates static electricity, which can lead to painful shocks and damage computers and electronics. In addition, dry air may cause hardwood flooring and furniture in your home to warp, crack, and split. Wooden instruments, like pianos and woodwinds, can also be affected. Wallpaper may also peel at the edges if the air in your home is too dry.
Benefits of Using a Whole-House Humidifier
One way to alleviate the discomfort and health problems associated with dry air is by installing a whole-house humidifier. A whole-house humidifier can significantly improve your home’s overall air quality, combating the detrimental effects of dry air on your health and prolonging the life of your home’s furniture and interior. A whole-house humidifier can also lower your heating bills.
Whole-house humidifiers blow moisture vapor directly into your ducts and are designed to work in conjunction with your HVAC system. Whole-house humidifiers precisely control the amount of humidity that is added to the air in your home. They keep the humidity level in your home high enough so that it remains comfortable all winter long, but low enough so that it doesn’t promote the growth of mold, dust mites, and disease-causing viruses and bacteria.
Want to Install a Whole-House Humidifier in Your Seattle Home?
Minimize problems associated with dry air and keep your home comfortable throughout the heating season by having one of MM Comfort Systems’ experienced HVAC technicians install a humidifier in your home. We offer several types of whole-house humidifiers and have been providing residential and commercial HVAC services in Washington’s greater Seattle and Tacoma areas since 1977. For more information or to request a quote, please call us at 425.533.9058 or fill out our online contact form.