Why Whole House Humidifiers Are Important in the Winter
Our bodies are made of approximately 70% water, so we need the right amount of humidity in the air around us—especially during the winter months. When it’s very cold outside and you need to turn the heat on in your home, you are inadvertently decreasing the humidity in your home.
Risks of Lacking Humidity
Too much dry air in your home can cause significant problems for you and your family, especially in the winter. In winter you are bringing the cold air inside and the relative humidity of that air decreases when it goes through your home’s heating system. If you don’t have enough humidity in the air, you may be experiencing:
- A worse cold or flu season
- Dry mouth and eyes
- Furniture cracking
- Separating hardwood floors
- Excess static electricity
- Peeling wallpaper
- Higher energy costs
Benefits of Whole House Humidifiers
Our technicians are experts at whole house humidifiers, which can be installed directly into your HVAC system to keep the humidity level steady throughout your entire home, as opposed to a single unit humidifier which only works when you turn it on and has no way of monitoring the humidity level in the room.
A whole house humidifier can also make you feel warmer at lower temperatures, saving you money on your utility bills! Because moist air feels warmer than dry air, air in a home with a whole house humidifier can be several degrees lower without anyone feeling a negative difference.
Because whole house humidifiers use water vapors added to your duct system to increase the humidity in your home, harmful minerals are prevented from entering the air.
Our Whole House Humidifier Services in Chicago
We’re experts at working on indoor air quality systems like whole house humidifiers for our Chicago neighbors. We can install a whole house humidifier for your home if you’ve decided that it’s time to take care of your family’s health. If you have an existing system, you can trust our experienced technicians to repair, replace, or maintain that humidification unit.
Contact us by filling out our online contact form or calling us at (847) 999-4600.