The Challenge with Colorado Humidity
The greater Denver-Boulder-Longmont metro area experiences dry air all year long, and especially during winter. In fact, Colorado has one of the lowest relative humidity averages in the country.
Dry air can have negative effects on your health and body. Any air below 30% relative humidity is uncomfortable and could lead to:
- Dry skin
- Aggravated asthma
- Increased vulnerability to illness
- Irritated eyes
There are several ways you can combat dry air in your home, but the most effective and lasting is to install a whole house humidifier.
What is a Whole House Humidifier?
Whole house humidifiers, or “central humidifiers,” are humidifier systems that connect to your home’s existing HVAC ducts. When you add a humidifier to your HVAC system, you effectively humidify all the air traveling through your home at once. It’s a simple and budget-friendly way to solve your dry air problem, especially in winter.
The Benefits of a Whole House Humidifier?
In addition to the obvious benefit of permanently preventing dry air inside your home, whole house humidifiers have several additional benefits, including:
- Sleeping in an environment with a healthy humidity level considerably helps prevent sinus issues and dry skin.
- Controlling a home’s relative humidity properly will help the indoor air feel warmer. You’ll be able to lower your thermostat and save money without feeling the heat difference.
- Proper humidity control substantially reduces static shock and the dangers accompanying it.
- Whole house humidifiers require much less maintenance than smaller humidifier units.
A home humidifier will help keep you healthier, save money, and create a more comfortable living environment.
How Do Whole House Humidifiers Work?
Whole house humidifiers are installed directly into the ductwork next to your furnace. They use heated air coming from the furnace to evaporate water. Then, fans in your HVAC blow the drier air across the evaporated water and then distributes the newly humid air throughout your home. As long as the whole house humidifier operates, it will continue to add water to the air circulating through your home and prevent dryness.
The best whole house humidifier for Colorado homes will automatically adjust to a specially programmed moisture level appropriate for the Denver-Boulder area (or wherever you live). You have a wide variety of brands and sizes to choose from depending on your home’s needs. An Applewood technician who can install a whole house humidifier will help you select the right option for your home.
Questions to ask When Installing a Whole House Humidifier
To choose the right whole house humidifier for your house, consider:
- How large is your home?
- How many rooms?
- What size are the rooms?
- How many people live with you?
- Do different rooms or floors require different amounts of moisture control?
- Are there any rooms you’re particularly concerned about humidifying?
When you work with Applewood, we’ll take your unique needs into consideration to find the whole house humidifier that’s right. We’ll also make sure it’s installed correctly. Partnering with a professional is the best way to ensure that your whole house humidifier provides reliable comfort throughout your home.
How Does Whole House Humidifier Installation Work with Applewood?
First, get in touch with Applewood via the forum to the left or call anytime from 6am to 10pm, 7 days a week.
Let us know you’re interested in installing a whole house humidifier, and we’ll walk you through the steps to making that a reality.
Our experts will arrive on time (always) and conduct an inspection of your home and ducts to determine the right whole house humidifier for you. Once your HVAC humidifier installation is complete, we’ll walk you through the process of keeping your humidifier running.
Whole House Humidifier Installation Near Me in Denver, Boulder and Longmont
Say goodbye to dry, crusty air in your home. Use the form in the left margin to schedule an appointment with Applewood today. Or contact us anytime. Our on-time home service team is ready to upgrade your HVAC system.