Homes below 30% relative humidity can wreak havoc. Not only is it generally uncomfortable—it can also cause nosebleeds and infections because of dry mucus membranes and aggravate asthma symptoms. Even if you don’t experience the physical effects of low humidity, there are other tell-tale signs that your home might need a whole-house humidifier.
- Are you constantly shocked by static electricity?
- Do you have a sore throat or chapped lips when you wake up in the morning?
- Are your wood furniture, floors or drywall cracking?
Whole-house humidifiers are installed in three different ways:
- They are attached to the main stack or vent of your HVAC system
- Some are installed in the return-air duct to add moisture to the air before it is heated
- Others use a duct to move heated air through the humidifier and reintroduce it to the air going to the house.
Installing a humidifying system involves cutting a hole in the venting—we recommend a professional installation to ensure the humidifier is installed in the right place so that it will work optimally with your existing system.
There are three different types of humidifiers: spray-mist (the most affordable), drum (moderately priced), and flow-through (top-end). Although the prices vary, there’s only a small difference between the three.
4 Benefits of Installing a Whole-Home Humidifier
There are several benefits to installing a humidifier in your home:
- Proper humidity levels can reduce asthma, sinus, and dry skin problems—especially when you’re sleeping.
- Humidified air feels warmer—increasing relative humidity 30% to 50% can make the air feel warm enough to reduce your thermostat by 5 degrees or more.
- You’ll reap the benefits without feeling the pain of a growing water bill—a whole house humidifier only uses 2-10 gallons of water per day.
- There’s very little maintenance—all you have to do is replace the filter once a year during the cold season.
Get Free Estimates on Whole-House Humidifiers Today!
Pro HVAC Service can help connect you with HVAC contractors in your area that specialize in whole-home humidifier installation. Let us help you keep your home at a comfortable humidity level and prevent insect infestations.
To get your free estimate, fill out the form to the right, or give us a call at (844) 769-5995. Within minutes, we’ll contact you with a list of local HVAC Contractors that can help you.