Maintaining a healthy humidity level in your home is about more than comfort. Air that is too moist or too dry can cause serious health issues for you and your loved ones. Beyond that, humidity levels that are too high can lead to potential property damage such as peeling paint, cracks in drywall, warped wood, and more.
It’s common for homeowners to have a single, small dehumidifier, typically placed in the basement or another damp area in the home. However, that is usually not enough to maintain whole-home comfort or safe humidity levels in all your living spaces.
To best maintain healthy humidity levels, we recommend installing a whole-home humidifier with your home furnace system.
If you are installing a new furnace system or simply maintaining an existing unit and you don’t have a whole-house humidifier in your home, continue reading for three reasons why you should:
Benefits of a whole-home humidifier
- Whole-home humidifiers promote good health. Dry air can cause health issues such as sore throat, allergies, and asthma symptoms. In addition, indoor air that is too moist can lead to respiratory infections caused by mold spores and other bacterias and viruses. Unlike portable humidifiers that serve a small area, whole-home systems treat all finished spaces in your home, so everyone can enjoy the health benefits
- Balanced humidity levels maintain your property. When humidity levels are out of whack, you could start to see signs in your property such as warped or dried out and cracking wood on flooring or cabinets; cracked, peeling, or bubbled paint; cracked drywall; damp flooring, and more. Balancing your humidity levels will help your floors, walls, and ceilings last to their full expectancy.
- Proper humidity leads to increased comfortability. Keeping your home at optimal humidity levels can make your home feel warmer in the winter months (and less “sticky” in the summer!). Maintaining proper humidity, therefore, can lead to more efficient heating and cooling, which can save you money on your monthly energy bills.
Humidifier installation in Buffalo, MN
Whole-home humidifiers are a great investment for increased peace of mind and comfort. If you’d like to explore your options for humidifiers for installation with your furnace system (new or existing), talk to the expert team at DeZiel Heating & AC. Schedule an appointment today by calling (763) 684-3965.