Do I Need a Whole Home Humidifier?
Once the heat goes on during the winter months, your home starts to quickly lose its humidity. You can feel your silky smooth skin turning into sandpaper. You find yourself getting zapped by static electricity. You may even find yourself with a dry mouth and nasal passages which only add to respiratory illnesses such as asthma.
You can certainly add humidity into your home by boiling a pot of water on the stove or filling and maintaining free standing room humidifiers, but there is a better way. A whole home humidifier provides a great solution to the winter zaps and can give you a relatively low maintenance option to adding humidity into the air. Why should you consider a whole home humidifier?
- Whole Home Humidifiers are relatively maintenance free in comparison to a free standing room humidifier. While free standing room options need to be refilled regularly with water and disinfected to inhibit the growth of mold and bacteria, whole home humidifiers generally need yearly maintenance. This maintenance can be performed by your HVAC technician during your annual fall tune up.
- You don't have the clutter of a room humidifier and watery messes from refilling the tank. Whole home humidifiers attach nicely to your air handler or furnace. They do require a water and electrical source which is conveniently run by the HVAC installer. Forget the worries of water drips and spills on your furniture. No more lugging of the water tank from the faucet to the humidifier base.
- Increase your home's Energy Efficiency and save money on your utility bills with a whole home humidifier. The EPA states that you can save up to 4% on your utility costs for every degree you lower your thermostat during the winter months. When you add humidity into the air, you feel warmer even though the temperature is lower. Watch the pennies add up!
While the cost may be a little higher on the front end of the installation of the whole home humidification system, the benefits outweigh the negatives. Once installed, lower your temperature to save money. Relax with the extra time you'll have from not having to worry about filling and cleaning free standing humidifiers.
For more information regarding whole home humidification, contact Casteel. (770) 766-1657 or schedule online. We will take Amazing Care of you!