Especially during the winter months, the air in the Lakewood area can be very dry, and that can have a major effect on your home’s air quality. There are lotions and other products available to help you keep your skin moist when the air is dry, but moistening the air in your home can be a great way to attack the problem more directly.
Most people are familiar with small, portable humidifiers that can be set up in individual rooms. These can be beneficial, but they don’t offer the amount of control—or the great benefits—that whole home humidifiers can. At Colorado Discount Heating & Cooling, our Lakewood HVAC technicians can help you decide whether a whole-home humidifier would be right for your home, and we can provide you with a high quality installation.
Here are a few great reasons to have a humidifier installed in your home:
Low-humidity environments can help actually aid viruses in surviving and spreading, so dry air tends to promote the spreading of many illnesses, including colds and the flu. Installing a whole-house humidifier will prevent your home’s indoor air from being overly dry, which will improve the health of every member of your household.
Dry air often irritates asthmatic and allergenic symptoms. It may lead to:
- Dry noses
- Sore throats
- Cracked, itchy skin
- And more
Dry air is also more difficult to heat than humid air. During the winter months, turning up your thermostat might raise the temperature in your home, but it won’t necessarily make your home more comfortable. If the air is too dry, the heat that your HVAC produces will not have anything to attach itself to (i.e., moisture).
When you have a whole-house humidifier installed in your home, your home will feel warmer while your thermostat is set to lower temperatures. According to the EPA, you can save up to 4% on your heating costs for every degree that you lower your thermostat.
Dry air can end up causing a lot of damage to your Lakewood home and the property that’s stored in it. Some of the parts of your property that might be vulnerable to damage from dry air include:
- Wood floors
- Paint and plaster
- Musical instruments
Humidifiers will keep your home protected from damage that dry air can cause.