April 11, 2022
Centralized Humidifiers Address the Problem of Arid Air in the Home
Coloradans enjoy hiking, biking and winter sports living within the shadows of the Rocky Mountains, and it sure is grand! Nothing in life is perfect, though, and Colorado’s arid air pokes at the state’s perfection.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the entire state of Colorado has now been classified as: abnormally dry, in an active drought or in an extreme draught. Colorado now joins Arizona, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico as one of the top five driest states in the U.S.
Dry air and draught can mean issues with dry skin, nosebleeds, bronchitis, sinusitis and dehydration. Dealing with these ailments can be a challenge. This is as true in the winter months as the spring and summer. Adding moisture to the air is one way to help alleviate some of these issues.
“A central humidifier, or whole-home humidifier unit, maintains moisture in the air of the home much more efficiently than portable humidifiers that can be plugged into a wall and needing consent refilling. Installed units can adjust the moisture level specifically to the Denver and Bouler area automatically,” said Josh Ward, owner of Applewood Plumbing, Heating & Electric.
What issues does whole home humidifier installation address?
Coloradans often warn visiting family and new residents to drink lots of water. The reason being that the dry, arid air absorbs sweat more quickly off the surface of the skin. This requires the body to use the water reserves in the body to replenish the sweat it just produced.
Nosebleeds, aggravated asthma and an increased susceptibility to disease are some of the common health concerns associated with living in a dry environment. Home humidifiers can help reduce these ailments by increasing the moisture in the home.
Added benefits of feeling warmer during the winter and a cooling effect in the summer. The added moisture in the air leads to reduced energy costs because the home’s system does not need to work as hard to maintain a consistent feeling temperature.
What does an installation of a whole home humidifier look like?
Applewood recommends having a licensed HVAC technician do a full assessment of your home before you make any decisions on a whole-home humidifier. A trained technician can:
- Perform a walk-through inspection
- Inspect the existing ducts
- Examine the existing HVAC unit and system for efficiency
By performing these steps, a technician can suggest the best type and size of humidifier unit for your home. Additionally, the technician can further explain the installation process and how to maximize efficiency in your new unit.
For more information on whole home humidifiers, visit our home humidifier page.