Remove Dry Winter Blues with a Whole House Humidifier Installation
There’s a science to managing comfort in your Denver home, and Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric knows just how to do it. Denver experiences dry air all year long, with even drier air during the winter months. Dry air, most prominent in the winter seasons, can have many negative effects on our bodies.
Below 30% relative humidity, people can be uncomfortable and can suffer from dry mucus membranes which can lead to nosebleeds and infections. Low humidity can also aggravate the symptoms of asthma and high humidity at high temperatures can sometimes lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
Determining the Best Whole House Humidifier for You and Your Home
Determining the right size humidifier for your home can be determined by a long list of different needs. For those who spend the whole day in their house and for larger families with several bedroom homes, a whole-house humidifier ensures balanced humidity levels throughout the home.
Whole house humidifiers are installed in the ductwork and placed next to your furnace. They use heated air from the furnace to evaporate water, which then gets circulated through the home. Most whole house humidifiers automatically adjust to a programmed moisture level.
Major Benefits of Installing a Whole House Humidifier in Your Denver Home:
- Sleeping in an environment with proper humidity levels can reduce your sinus issues and dry skin, allowing you to go about your winter day without being irritated by dry air side effects.
- Increasing the humidity percentage to between 30 and 50 percent makes the air feel warmer, allowing the thermostat to be lowered by as much as eight degrees.
- The whole house humidifier utilizes 1.5 to 12 gallons of water per day, an insignificant amount that won’t make a noticeable difference on your water bill.
- Whole house humidifiers require much less maintenance because filters are replaced once a year, during the cold season.