This may be the coldest part of the winter, which means homeowners are using heating systems a whole lot more. Have you ever noticed when using your furnace how much drier the air in your living space is? As a result of the cold outdoor air and the hot air generated indoors, the atmosphere in a home becomes drier. With that said, the team here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling would like to share some important insight on furnace humidification and how it makes your home atmosphere much more comfortable.
Many homeowners opt for small portable humidifiers to help resolve the dry air problem. Though these small humidifiers can help remedy the situation some, there is a much more effective solution to the problem by way of furnace humidification. Our team of specialists here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling want to offer our valued clients data and insight needed on home humidification and why it may be the ideal solution for your home and family.
DRY AIR CAN BE VERY HARMFUL
There are a number of issues that can arise as a result of extremely dry air in your home. Chapped lips, flaky scalp and dry, itchy skin are among some of the minor problems that can arise from the dry, cold winter air. In addition to these minor problems, dry air can also contribute to a number of other ailments and illnesses as well. From sore throats, colds and nose bleeds, to triggering allergies, enhanced asthma symptoms, and spreading various types of viruses such as the flu, the host of problems can be many.
Further damage that can be caused to your home as a result of extremely dry air include structural problems as well. Walls, woodwork, and floors can crack because of minimized moisture in the air. And static electricity is increased, typically causing issues with all electronics. Finally, dry air makes the temperature in a living space appear much colder, resulting in additional use of heating systems and increased energy bills. All in all, dry air is not only uncomfortable, but is an overall danger to the health of your family, to your property value, and to your pocketbook.
UNDERSTANDING FURNACE HUMIDIFICATION
Portable humidifiers can pump moisture into a small area of your living space. However, furnace humidification is specifically designed to put moisture into your entire living space and keep your entire home comfy and warm all winter long. Furnace humidifiers are installed directly onto your HVAC system, usually in your system ductwork. When the warm air from your furnace is pushed out through the ductwork, it flows past the furnace humidifier on its way to your living space and keeps the humidity levels in your home evenly balanced. The process is quick, easy, and effective.
THE BENEFITS AND ADVANTAGES OF FURNACE HUMIDIFICATION
There are a number of benefits to installing a furnace dehumidifier in your home. When you invest in whole home humidification, you are investing in an effective way to create and provide a much healthier home atmosphere for your family. In addition, you are providing added protection to the furniture, wood structures, and hardwood floors in your home as well. Proper humidity levels allow you to keep your thermostat set at a lower temperature, which ultimately helps to reduce your heating costs.
Yet another benefit of furnace humidification is the lack of need to find proper space for your humidifier and there is no “eye sore” to worry about either. Rather, your furnace humidifier is built right into your HVAC system and requires no filling or cleaning. You simply want to schedule annual routine maintenance of your humidifier when you schedule your regular preventative system maintenance.
TRUST OUR TEAM
Here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling, our team of HVAC specialists are steadfast in the commitment to provide only the highest quality heating and cooling products and services to all our valued clients. If you are unsure whether or not you need furnace humidification in your home, let our humidification experts help. We will come out to your home, assess your humidity levels, and determine if a furnace humidifier is the right choice for you. Simply give us a call and schedule your free consultation today! We look forward to helping you make your home a healthier and more comfortable living space for your family throughout each season.