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Should You Install a Whole House Humidifier?

smiling woman sitting in home looking comfortableThere are a lot of things homeowners have to think about in terms of getting their households ready for winter: maintaining their heating system, insulating pipes so they don’t freeze, and making sure they don’t have any drafty doors and windows that can contribute to heat loss. But what about your Layton, UT indoor air quality? Dry air is a big deal in our area, especially during the winter. You’d do well to consider the installation of a whole-house humidifier if you don’t have one already.

What Are the Benefits?

First, let us start by saying that we get it: when you have humidity during the summer, it seems counterintuitive that you’d want to add more humidity to your home. But as humid as our summers get, our winters are exponentially drier. This dry air leads to a number of problems for your home: increased susceptibility to illness, cracked lips, and even actual property damage due to dried out wood. Putting a humidifier in your home helps to create the balance you need to be healthy and to keep a healthy home.

You’ll be more comfortable. Whole house humidifiers make cold weather less sharp. With higher moisture levels, the heat you feel stays trapped in your body, thus making you feel warmer.

You’ll save energy. When you feel warmer, you won’t feel the need to set your thermostat as high. This means your heater won’t have to work as hard to do its job, and therefore you’ll save energy, and subsequently, money.

Your household will be healthier. As we mentioned above, dry air can make you more susceptible to illness. This is because low humidity dries up sinuses and mucous membranes, making it easier for germs and viruses to pass from person to person.

Contact your HVAC and plumbing experts at Rentmeister Total Home Service today!

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