Wintertime often brings dry air, which can adversely affect the comfort and health of your family, as well as impact your home furnishings. A humidifier can go a long way to keeping your family healthy and comfortable all season long. Here are some reasons to invest in a humidifier for your HVAC system.
Improve Health and Comfort
The most important feature of a humidifier is the impact on your family’s health. Maintaining appropriate humidity in your home during the cold and dry winter months can help reduce respiratory issues, the common cold, dry skin and chapped lips. Winter in New Jersey brings enough frustrations from the weather without adding dry air to that list.
Protect your Home
Humidifiers help protect the furnishings in your home, including walls, hardwood floors, furniture, artwork and electronics. These pieces are often negatively affected by the dry winter air, so a whole house humidifier can help maintain them.
Help the Environment
Many humidifiers monitor the level of humidity in your home, and only uses water to run the system when it is needed. This can reduce the amount of water used in your home overall, making it an eco-friendly and cost-effective solution to reducing dry air.
Save on Heating Costs
When a humidifier is installed with your HVAC system, you’ll keep the temperature lower in your home. Humidified air typically feels warmer, and according to the EPA you could save up to 4 percent on your heating bill for every degree you lower the temperature on your thermostat.
Easy to Maintain
Refilling a typical tank humidifier can be such a pain! There are two types of humidifiers that take little to no upkeep:
- The Aprilaire Whole-House Humidifier runs independently from your HVAC system and uses cold water of any hardness for any size or type of home. The only maintenance required is replacing the canister.
- The TrueEASETM Evaporative Humidifier is installed within your central HVAC system, works with a user-friendly pad and automatically refills itself.
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