Temperatures have started to drop and you may have already started to debate whether or not it’s cold enough outside to turn on your heat. You probably already know to change your furnace filter, check your return and supply vents and to test your thermostat.
But before you start cranking the heat, you should keep the following in mind.
Be Wary of Dry Air
Dry air can be a problem in any home, but it is most common during the winter months. When cold, outdoor air is heated, its relative humidity (RH) plummets. RH is the amount of water in the air and when air gets thirsty, it can wreak havoc on your home, comfort and health. Walls, woodwork and hardwoods floors can start to crack due to dry air in your home. Static shock is also caused from dry air, which is uncomfortable and can damage electronics.
Dry air doesn’t just negatively affect your home, it can also affect your family’s health. Did you know that dry air can make you feel colder at normal temperatures, causing you to overheat your home? Excessive heating will increase your utility bill and the drier air can make your family more susceptible to cold and flu viruses.
What’s the Solution?
Our whole-home humidifiers can help — they are installed as part of your home’s heating and cooling system and automatically deliver the perfect amount of humidified air to every room of your house.
The right answer for your home? We have the appropriate whole-home solution for nearly any house. Use our dealer locator to find a certified HVAC contractor who can install the right product for you and your family.
Maintaining the right humidity level throughout your home can help keep your family comfortable and healthy this winter while also preserving the structural integrity of your home.
We have been introducing and developing the most innovative whole-home humidification systems since 1954. Our humidifiers require minimal maintenance and will continue to provide whole-home comfort and protection from dry air in your home from season to season.