March 21, 2014

The HVAC system of your house can take care of the cold in winters, but it can hardly do anything to beat the dry air.

Dry air makes you feel uncomfortable and cold even if the HVAC system is maintaining a comfortable temperature. The only thing that can help you get rid of dry air in winter is a humidifier.

If you often face problems such as dry skin, chapped lips, skin rashes, irritable nose, static shocks, or nose bleeds in winter, then it means you need a humidifier in your house. You can go for a room humidifier or a whole-house humidifier, depending on your HVAC system’s design, budget, and requirements. However, HVAC experts strongly recommend whole-house humidifiers because of the various benefits they offer. Here are just a few of them:

Health Benefits

In winter, there is little humidity in the air, and it causes a lot of discomfort and health problems. People suffering from respiratory problems such as allergies and asthma are particularly affected by dry air, and their condition worsens during winter months. Skin dryness, chapped lips, rashes, irritation, and nose bleeds are quite common during winter months. A whole-house humidifier can add moisture to the air and help you prevent such health problems.

Prevent Damage to Property

Dry air not only creates health problems, but it also causes damage to your property such as furniture and paintings. Even the wall paint and plaster starts to chip in dry weather. A whole-house humidifier will save your house items from all such troubles.

Perfect Humidity Levels at All Times

A whole-house humidifier automatically adjusts the humidity levels and ensures that you breathe in air that has perfect moisture levels at all times.

Low Maintenance

A whole-house humidifier is a part of the HVAC system, and unlike a room humidifier, you don’t have to add water or clean it. During regular maintenance, the HVAC company will conduct periodic maintenance of the humidifier as well.

More Convenient Than Room Humidifiers

Whole-house humidifiers may call for a bigger investment, but they are surely easier to maintain. In a room humidifier, you have to change the water regularly and clean it to ensure that the water does not start to stink. Also, room humidifiers work best with distilled water, which is an additional expense.

The Entire House Feels Good

A room humidifier works in just one room, and the moment you step out of that room you again land up in a dry environment. On the other hand, a whole-house humidifier maintains the entire house at the same humidity level.

Call Scott-Lee Heating Company at (314) 200-0788 about installing a whole house humidifier, and bid goodbye to dryness, discomfort, respiratory problems, static shocks, and skin rashes.

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