Early fall is the time to prepare your home for the upcoming stresses of winter. The first step for winter preparation is to arrange for professional maintenance for your heating system, whether it’s a furnace, boiler, or heat pump. This is the best way to see that your heater operates properly through the season and won’t cost more to run than it should.
But there are some other ways you can improve your HVAC system for winter weather, and one of them is to call professionals to install a whole-house humidifier.
The winter benefits of whole-house humidification
- Better comfort: Low humidity is often an advantage during hot weather, because it allows heat to escape from your body faster, cooling you down. But during cold weather, losing extra heat isn’t something you want to happen! Balancing humidity will help you feel warmer in your house.
- Less energy use: With balanced humidity helping to keep your household warmer, you won’t need to run the heating system as often. This can result in a significant drop in your energy costs over the winter.
- Lower chance of illness: Dry air makes it easier for viruses and germs to travel from person to person. The reason for this is that low humidity tends to dry up sinuses and mucus membranes, which are the body’s primary defense against the airborne spread of illness. You’ll enjoy a healthier household thanks to balanced humidity.
- Protection for wood and painted surfaces: Low amounts of moisture in the air is damaging to both wood and paint, causing cracking and peeling. This can be especially damaging to precision wooden instruments.
Although you can purchase portable humidifiers, these are only useful in single rooms and can sometimes lead to too much humidity. Let our indoor air quality professionals handle installing a whole-house humidifier that will give you the balanced humidity you need through the winter.
Comfort Central, Inc. serves Brevard, NC and the rest of Western North Carolina.