Whole Home Humidifier, The Best Alternative to Moisturizing Your Skin
As the winter moves in and the days begin to get colder, and the air begins to get drier. While you will find the coupons for moisturizers moving to the front of newspapers and magazines and flooding your email inbox, a better alternative to moisturizing your skin may be a whole home humidifier.
Most people have a knowledge of smaller portable room humidifiers where you put water in the tank, and refill it every day, sometimes more. These give you little control over the humidity levels of your entire home. With this type of humidifier, you have very little, almost no control over the actual humidity levels.
Contrary to this, the whole house humidifier will be integrated directly in your home’s heating and cooling system; introducing humidity in the water vapor form directly into every room of your home via your existing duct system. The humidity levels inside your home are in turn, monitored and maintained with your thermostat the same as your inside temperature. With this type of system, you can maintain steady humidity levels within your home twenty-four hours a day.
Installing a whole home humidifier inside your home is rewarding in several different ways:
- Your Family’s Health
A plethora of viruses will thrive in a low humidity environment. This low humidity can greatly increase your family’s chances of contracting colds, flu, and other conditions in the respiratory tract. An environment that is very dry can also make you and your family more vulnerable to infection. Maintaining the humidity to optimum levels inside your home can greatly reduce your risk of these common ailments.
- Your Family’s Comfort
An overly dry atmosphere can readily aggravate asthma symptoms and trigger allergies. This can lead to sore throats, dry noses and itchy, cracked skin. It can also prevent those shocking static electricity moments.
- Investment Preservation
Dry air will aid in the damage to several things within your home. Dry air can lead to undue damage to things like wood, plaster, paint, artwork, electronic devices and even musical instruments. Providing a steady input of humidity to your indoor atmosphere can help keep your home and family protected from the uncomfortable effects of dry air.
You can turn up your thermostat and it will cause the temperature to rise in your home, but it won’t make you feel warm. When you install a whole home humidifier, you and your family will feel more comfortable at reduced temperatures. The EPA says, “you can save up to 4% on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat. And humidity control can help a home qualify for the National Association of Home Builders’ Green-Built Certification Program.”
Your new whole home humidifier can be added to a new or existing heating/cooling system. You can even find units designed for homes with radiant heat or baseboard systems. This means the opportunity is available to everyone so you too can benefit from a controlled humidity atmosphere inside your home.