Save on Bills and Enjoy Better Health and Comfort with a Whole-House Humidifier
The EPA says your electric bills are probably about 30 percent higher than they could be – and the quality and comfort of your home’s air is not as high as it should be.
One key impact on each of these issues is the level of humidity in your home’s air – and the best way to control that humidity is with a whole-house humidifier.
These compact, affordable units attach to your heating and cooling systems to add a small amount of vapor to the air that circulates in your home (which you can control from your thermostat, just like the temperature). With a whole-house humidifier you will enjoy two key benefits:
- You’ll save money – Dry winter air can actually make you feel colder, which means you need to raise your thermostat to stay comfortable. With properly humidified (25-40 percent water vapor in the winter), you can keep the thermostat a few degrees lower in the winter without any loss of comfort. For every degree you drop the temperature in your home, you can expect to save about four to five percent on your heating bill.
You’ll also save money by preserving your wood floors and furniture, which crack in over-dry air.
- You’ll enjoy better health – Because it dries out mucous membranes in your nose – one of your body’s first defenses against germs – over-dry air leaves you more susceptible to colds, flu, and viruses (many of which thrive in dry air). People with allergies will also suffer more when humidity levels are low.