The Benefits of Whole House Humidifiers

Posted On: October 11, 2012

In our earlier blog post that discussed humidifier maintenance in Kansas City, we touched on some of the key benefits of installing a house humidifier as well as important humidifier preparation tips. When we wrote that post, it was a gorgeous day here in Kansas City, with a high temperature of 78 degrees. The weather has cooled considerably since then – it’s currently 52 degrees. The temperature will continue to dip as we head ever closer to wintertime in Kansas City. Sure, you can always turn your temperature up in the winter months to keep yourself and your family warm, but this does nothing to increase the humidity in a house.

This is exactly why we encourage our Kansas City customers to install a whole house humidifier now while the temperatures aren’t as low as they’ll get. Simply put, a house humidifier is a device that emits water vapor or steam to increase moisture levels (humidity) in the air. Why would anyone want to increase the moisture level or overall humidity in a house? Dry air leads to:

  • Dry nose
  • Cracked itchy skin
  • Sore throats
  • Nosebleeds
  • Aggravated allergy and asthma symptoms
  • Chipping paint and plaster
  • Splitting or cracked wood floors and furniture
  • Molding

Why go through another winter season with these irritating and even serious problems when there is an easy solution – a Kansas City house humidifier installation.

Many viruses thrive when the humidity in a house is too low, increasing the likelihood that home occupants will catch colds and upper respiratory ailments, according to medical experts. The American Society of Otolaryngology states that exposure to overly dry environments can make people more susceptible to infection, another reason you should install a house humidifier for your home.

Additionally, by not installing a whole house humidifier, you’re actually going to be dealing with higher energy costs all winter long. Dry air deprives your skin of moisture, making you feel colder, which means you’ll probably turn up the heat. Believe it or not, dry air even shrinks the framing around doors and windows, resulting in gaps that allow cold air to enter your home from the outside. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that you can save up to 4 percent on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat!

Protect your health and your furnishings as well as save money on energy costs this winter. Contact Top Notch Heating, Cooling & Plumbing online or call us so that one of our licensed technicians can install a whole house humidifier in your Kansas City home. This is the wisest investment you’ll make this winter season.

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