Winter brings freezing air to the Denver area, and most homeowners are rightfully focused on keeping their space warm and comfortable during the colder months. But there’s more to comfort than just reliable heat.
Winter air can be exceedingly dry, and dry air can cause you all kinds of problems that you may not have even considered. A whole-house humidifier makes a fast and easy solution to the problem of dry air, and now is an ideal time to have one installed in your HVAC system.
In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of maintaining proper indoor humidity levels during the winter and how to achieve this using a whole-home humidifier.
If you have any questions or are ready to schedule service, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Centennial and Denver HVAC experts at Bell Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical!
We measure humidity in terms of relative humidity: a percentage covering how much ambient moisture is in the air. At 100% relative humidity, you basically have rain. At 0% relative humidity, you have no moisture in the air at all: something that rarely happens on planet Earth. As human beings, we’re most comfortable when the relative humidity level sits between 30% and 50%.
Unfortunately, that number usually falls drastically during the winter. As the air temperature lowers the moisture vapor in the air shifts to liquid form and coalesces into droplets: leaving the air in the process. That means that winter air is unusually dry, and when it drops below that 30% relative humidity mark, it can cause big problems in your home, including:
Whole-home humidifiers offer a convenient and effective solution to combat these winter-related problems in Denver and the surrounding area. Here are some benefits:
These systems ensure that your entire home maintains an optimal humidity level, providing comfort and improving indoor air quality.
Whole-home humidifiers can help improve energy efficiency by making your home feel warmer at lower temperatures. This means you can potentially lower your thermostat and save on heating costs.
Maintaining proper humidity levels can alleviate respiratory discomfort, reduce the risk of illnesses, and ease dry skin and irritated eyes.
By preventing excessive dryness, whole-home humidifiers can protect your home’s structural integrity, reducing the likelihood of cracks and warping in wooden surfaces.
There are a few different types of whole-home humidifiers to choose from:
Selecting the right humidifier for your Denver-area home is crucial. Consider the following factors:
To get the most out of your whole-home humidifier, follow these tips:
Keeping your home comfortably humidified during the winter is essential for your health, home maintenance, and energy efficiency. With the right whole-home humidifier and proper maintenance, you can create a cozy and healthy indoor environment that will make winter much more enjoyable.
Don’t let dry winter air compromise your well-being and comfort. If you haven’t already, invest in a whole-home humidifier. Reach out to Bell for assistance and start reaping the benefits of a properly humidified home this winter season. Your family and your home will thank you!