What are the Advantages of a Whole Home Humidifier?
There are many advantages to having a humidifier in your home including the prevention of flaky skin, chapped lips, and dry, static air that promotes the flu and other viruses. There are several factors in determining the right humidifier for you.
Size of Home
The size of an appliance should match the size of the room and this also holds true with humidifiers. A humidifier that is too powerful for your home might actually do more damage than good. When it comes to humidity, the sweet spot is between 40%-60%. If it’s higher you can expect condensation on windows, wallpaper peeling, and even mold.
Do you currently have a portable humidifier in your home? Do you get tired of having to purchase distilled water? Do you even replace the filter? With whole home humidification, you can turn on your system at the beginning of the cold season and forget about it. It can also prevent the wood floor you paid a fortune for from drying and cracking. Plus, the nice warming effect allows you to lower the temperature on the thermostat, which will result in energy savings.
Humid air can help prevent the spread of the cold and flu viruses. If you or someone you live with is susceptible to becoming sick, a germicidal lamp is also a great addition to a humidifier. Germicidal lamps are widely used in hospitals, restaurants, nursing homes, and childcare facilities because they kill germs. In a home, properly installed inside your heating and cooling system, they will not only kill germs like the common cold, viruses, and influenza, but will also keep mold and mildew (which most people are allergic to) from growing in your ductwork.