Whole House Humidification
Whole House Humidification
We all know the term “the comforts of home,” but how often do you associate it with the comfortable air of your home? We all seem to take the comfort of our air for granted, but why not take that comfort to a new level. Dry climates unfortunately have air that can wreak havoc on our bodies and our homes, including these nuisances:
- Recurrent allergies or respiratory illnesses
- Sore throat or excessive cough
- Dry, irritated nasal passages
- Painful dry, itchy skin
- Chapped lips
- Static shock
- Peeling or cracked wallpaper
- Warped or cracked wood
- Damage to household furnishings
- Impact your indoor houseplants
- Ruin photographs and artwork
Everybody knows the air in the high desert is dry, but did you know the air inside your home can be even drier? For comfort and health, the humidity level in your home should be somewhere between 30 – 55%. To ensure your home’s air quality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests maintaining proper indoor relative humidity (RH) levels to reduce the effects of many of these unwanted conditions associated with poor indoor air quality.
When you utilize a whole house humidifier in the Colorado Springs area, it not only helps the air to feel a little warmer, but also helps lessen dry skin and may also reduce your energy bill. How so, you ask? With added humidity you’re able to turn down your thermostat and still stay comfortable, potentially saving you money year after year. A whole house humidifier, installed as part of your heating and cooling system, is designed to deliver the perfect amount of moisture to your home without constantly adjusting or refilling the water. Whole house humidifiers are uniquely efficient and effective, because they accurately measure the outdoor temperature and indoor humidity levels to automatically provide the ideal amount of indoor relative humidity – meaning homeowners don’t have to constantly adjust humidification settings. Simply set it and forget it.
Colorado Springs is dry and having a whole house humidifier installed is an important step in increasing your family’s comfort and health. Call the expert HVAC techs at American Veteran Heating & Air for a complete indoor air quality analysis, and to learn more about humidifiers for your home.
Installed directly into your home’s heating and cooling system, whole house humidifiers provide a level of comfort unobtainable with portable humidifiers and require little to no maintenance.
How do I choose a whole house humidifier?
- Evaporative Humidifiers: These humidifiers use forced air heat to deliver pure, vapor humidity. Installed directly into your heating system, these whole house humidifiers only work during the winter months, when you’re running your furnace.
- Steam Humidifier: A steam humidifier is perfect for homes where the evaporative models are less practical and can run independently of your HVAC system. This system uses boiling water to create steam and is delivered to your home through your existing HVAC system.
Please call American Veteran Heating & Air if you have any questions on whole house humidifiers, or to get a quote for installation. Our expert HVAC techs are happy to discuss your options, and to help you find a solution that will work with your budget and needs.