You may be somewhat familiar with the common, portable humidifiers people sometimes use in individual rooms, or those used in nurseries for tropical plants. While there are many benefits to having a small humidifier in a room, a humidifier for the whole house could improve the air quality in your entire home all year. If dry air causes problems for you, call us at (828) 229-2727 for whole house humidifiers in Franklin, Cashiers, and Highlands, NC.
Basics of Whole House Humidifiers
For the small models, you simply fill their tanks with water, turn them on, and they expel humidity into the air until they run out of water. There are not many settings. Whole house humidifier units are installed directly into your HVAC system and add humidity to your system via water vapor in the ducts. Unlike the basic functions of a portable model, you can control and monitor house humidity levels at your thermostat. You have enough control to make sure that you’re getting the right levels of moisture at any time.
Benefits of Humidity in the House
While too much moisture in the air is a problem, a little extra carries numerous benefits. There are viruses that thrive in dry environments and some infections spread easier, too. More humidity in the whole house can help prevent the spread of these. Overly dry air is also irritating to the skin and allergies. People with certain skin ailments will benefit, in particular, to increased household humidity. Sometimes, dry air can also damage your home’s interior, but a whole house humidifier can protect it.
Another significant benefit is that a humidifier for the whole house can help your HVAC system run more efficiently. While raising the temperature in your home is supposed to make it warmer, it doesn’t always work that way. A whole house humidifying system can help you feel warmer without having to turn up the thermostat as much. Thus, you use less energy.
Trust our professionals at Andrews Auld Heating & Cooling, Inc. to help you choose the best humidifier for your whole house, install it, and keep it maintained all year. Whether you want us to install a new humidifier in your home, or want repairs done to your current system, call us for whole house humidifiers in Franklin, Cashiers, and Highlands, NC at (828) 229-2727.