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During the winter, the air in your home can become dry very easily. Getting a humidifier can reduce the problems that are associated with dry air, such as dry skin, static electricity, and cracks in paint and furniture. If you are thinking about having a humidification system installed in your home, call RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning. We have been finding solutions for humidification problems in for many years, and we can get you the right humidification equipment to integrate into your current HVAC system.
When most people think about their home’s humidity level, they think about their comfort. Dry air can cause some nasty problems, including drying out your eyes, skin, and sinuses. This is uncomfortable to say the least, and certainly something that everyone wants to avoid.
With a home humidification system, you can enjoy a comfortable climate in your home all year round. Even in the middle of winter, you won’t have dry air to possibly cause problems with your health. While humidity on a hot day outside can be unpleasant, humidity in the middle of winter can make your heating and cooling more effective and your whole home seem more comfortable.
Humidity and Property Damage
Dry air can not only cause problems with your skin, it can also cause damage to your wood furniture and floors. Dry air can take the moisture out of your woodwork, possibly causing cracks and deterioration. Too much humidity is also bad for wood, so it is important that you don’t over–humidify. Dry air can also cause cracks in paint and wallpaper to peel over time, so maintaining humidity levels is important to prevent damage in many homes.
Humidity Increases Heating Efficiency
More humidity in the air can actually make your heating system more effective. For the same reason that humidity on a hot, muggy day can make you uncomfortable, humidity in the winter can make you feel warmer than the temperature your thermostat is set to. Being able to turn your heating down a few degrees can save you a lot of money over time, and increased humidity can help you do this without sacrificing comfort.
For more information, talk to a humidifier installation specialist at RineAir about how a humidifier can help your home this winter.
Too little moisture in your air can also cause excess static. While a little shock now and then is not a serious problem, it is unpleasant and you want to avoid it if possible. While not the main reason you should get a humidification system, less static is a nice side effect of higher humidity levels.
Humidifiers do require some maintenance to continue to work effectively. Your water panel needs to be changed on a regular basis (just like an air filter) because it gets clogged with scale and mineral deposits during your humidifier’s normal operation. The whole humidifier should be cleaned as well to get rid of scale and possibly bacteria. Give one of our humidifier specialists a call today if you need to set up a maintenance schedule for your humidifier.
Maintaining proper humidity levels (between 30–50 percent) can be a difficult task for many homeowners. The humidification experts at RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning can examine the requirements of your home to find the right system to keep your humidity at the perfect level. Humidifiers are a great upgrade for many HVAC systems; find out how it can help your home today!