Are Cold-Like Symptoms, Static Electricity, And Higher Energy Bills Plaguing Your Home?
The Solution Is A Whole-Home Humidity Boost!
Humidity plays a huge role the comfort of your home and family. According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning Engineers, the proper level of humidity should be between 40%-60% inside your home, depending on the size, build, and location, yet the average Northern American home can be four times below that recommended level! When you combine existing low humidity levels with the home heating season, it can result in a myriad of indoor problems!
Overly dry air absorbs essential moisture from your body and takes a toll on the wood furnishings in your home, causing health complications as well as expensive damages.
3 signs that you’re experiencing a lack of moisture in your home's indoor air:
- Health issues—many studies show that the activity level of viruses increases as temperatures and humidity levels decrease. The upside is that when you replenish your home's humidity levels, you can fight off germs and viruses better than ever. Recent studies have even shown that humidity can impact the spread of the Covid-19 virus. If you’re experiencing symptoms like dry skin, nosebleeds, congestion, and a sore throat, you could be suffering from low humidity, especially if these symptoms worsen while you're at home. Asthma and allergy sufferers will also notice an increase in their usual symptoms. An increase in humidity can improve your body's immune response.
- Damage to your home—when the air is too dry, your home’s wood flooring, furniture, cabinetry, and even musical instruments are susceptible to warping and cracking. If you notice that your floors are making additional noise during the dry season, or you see visible cracks in your walls and ceilings, then you need to consider a boost in your humidity levels—ASAP!
- Static electricity—everyone hates static! It’s rampant in the winter, and if your home is low on moisture, it can cause dry skin, clothing clings, and even an electrical charge through your hair. Electrical problems also make static electricity dangerous and unhealthy. Adding moisture back into your home's air can improve this "shocking" and bothersome occurrence.
A Whole-Home Humidifier Can Help!
At F.H. Furr, our knowledgable and certified indoor air quality technicians are trained to handle your home’s humidity level requirements, and they can install a whole-home humidifier that works for your specific needs!
2 Types of Whole Home Humidifiers
- Bypass (GOOD): This humidifier utilizes the existing air handler to direct humidified air to every room in the home. This particular product is ideal for homes up to 4,000 square feet. For more information on the Bypass model, click here!
- Power (Better): This power humidifier has a quiet built-in fan that works independently
of the furnace blower. It pulls heated air directly from the furnace of air handler blower to move air through a water panel. For more information on the Power model, click here!
More Comfort More Savings!
Savings are a bonus of a comfortable home. When your moisture levels are too low, your heating and cooling system will have to work twice as hard to create an ideal comfort level. Having a humidifier installed in your overly-dry home will assist in lowering your energy bills simply by keeping your humidity levels on point.