Humidifying Your Heating & Air Conditioning
Whole House Humidifier | Heating and Air Conditioning
How Humidity Affects Our Health
Conditioning the amount of moisture in the air with a furnace humidifier can help to improve your family’s health. Dry air in the home can cause static electricity, and can make your throat feel dry, cause nose bleeds, and aggravate respiratory conditions. The solution to dry winter air is the installation of a whole house humidifier in conjunction with the heating and air conditioning system.
An economical solution for dry air and low humidity is a portable humidifier. The disadvantage of a portable humidifier is its effectiveness is only in a small area, and may not provide the amount of humidity required, especially in untreated areas of the home.
The installation of a whole house humidifier in conjunction with the furnace of your heating and air conditioning provides an effective solution to dry winter air. A whole house humidifier treats the air in your entire home, adding the needed amount of humidity to eliminate static electricity and to provide a healthy environment for your family. This is why many doctors recommend furnace humidifiers for persons suffering from allergy and asthma.
Whole House Humidifiers
Whole house humidifiers utilize a humidistat for controlling the home’s humidity level. There are additional benefits to installing a whole house humidifier in conjunction with your heating and air conditioning:
- Are you aware that static electricity discharges can cause damage? With the capacity to hold a static charge up to 20,000 volts, your body can also wreak havoc on computers and other sensitive electronic devices. A whole house humidifier can maintain indoor relative humidity at 35 percent or higher, greatly reducing static shocks and preventing a zap from your touch destroying these devices.
- Low humidity can cause wood, furnishings and moldings to dry out and crack. When added to the homes heating and air conditioning system, a whole house humidifier can prevent the damaging effects.
- A whole house humidifier not only benefits your home by eliminating static electricity, it also makes the home feel warmer at a lower temperature. Due to this, a humidifier can save you on energy costs. For every degree you lower the thermostat in the winter you can save approximately 4-5%.
- Dry air can cause sore throats, dry itchy skin and dry out the mucous membranes of nasal passages causing the potential for illness to increase, and can also worsen asthma and allergies. Humidification can help to prevent illness because some bacteria have a hard time surviving in a humidified environment. When the mucous membranes dry out, it makes your body more susceptible to becoming ill. In fact, low humidity during cold weather is one of the major causes of respiratory infections.
Furthermore, relative humidity has a significant effect on controlling the occurrence of airborne infections from bacteria and virus among the home’s occupants.
Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning’s certified professionals can assess provide the whole house humidifier required to keep your home comfortable and the air healthy. For repair, service, maintenance or installation of heating and air conditioning by our certified and experienced HVAC technicians schedule service today. We serve Katy, Plano and the surrounding areas.