Having balanced humidity levels is more than just about preventing mould growth. Indoor air without enough moisture is dry and hard to breathe and can lead to health issues. It also risks causing damage to your home, making it twice as important to balance. There are a few ways to balance the humidity in your home, but nothing beats a humidifier.
When it comes to your health and safety, Acclaimed! Heating, Cooling & Furnace Cleaning is ready to help. In addition to providing humidifiers, they can also offer professional and quality installations. First, they share the benefits of owning a humidifier.
What is a humidifier?
Whole-house humidifiers work alongside your HVAC system to add moisture back into the air. During the winters, furnaces help heat the home, but in doing so, it also removes much of the moisture in the air. That causes dry air, affecting personal health, like chapped lips, skin, and store throats, nose bleeds, painful static electricity, and damaged furniture. Pairing a humidifier with your HVAC system gives more control over the humidity levels and makes your home more energy-efficient. An Edmonton furnace company can help pick the right type and model for your home.
Leaves the air healthier
Dry air is much harder to breathe and often leads to a range of health problems, both for healthy people and those with asthma. If you or anyone in your family suffers from dry skin, nose bleeds, sore throats, or worsening asthma, it may be from dry air. Take note especially during the winter, in case your furnace Edmonton is the culprit. Adding humidity back into the air will alleviate these symptoms and leave you healthier. It can even help with snoring, which can be caused by dry nasal passages.
Humidifiers can also help with preventing too much humidity in the air. Too much moisture invites the risk of mould and mildew growing in your home. It also encourages unwanted pests and insects that thrive in wetter environments to move into your home.
After the initial installation cost for a humidifier, your home will be more energy-efficient, which means better savings. Balancing the moisture in the air can help the air feel warmer than it actually is. You won’t have to reach for the heating as often, which will save on monthly bills. According to the Department of Energy, you can save 10% annually by turning your thermostat back 7 to 10 degrees for 8 hours a day. With a humidifier from a qualified Edmonton furnace company, that can easily be done without suffering from a colder home, especially when you’re sleeping or at work.
Protect your home
If you own natural hardwood floors, you know the risk that excess water can cause. With too much moisture in the air, furnishings such as wood, walls, and paint, can become cracked or chipped. The same goes for air that is too dry and pulls any moisture from the wood, causing it to shrink and crack. Paper as well, such as books or photographs, risk becoming brittle from dry air. With a humidifier, you have full control of the moisture levels in your home so you can protect it against damage.
Ready to invest in a new humidifier? Acclaimed! Heating, Cooling & Furnace Cleaning can help find the right match for your home. So, don’t wait, contact them now!