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How a Humidifier Helps Your Home’s Heater

young-woman-shivering-during-the-winter-seasonAre you looking for a little more from your home’s heater? If the answer is yes, then you need to consider adding a whole-home humidifier for your home’s set up. A humidifier can be the simple addition that you need for your home to make your heating go from “good” to “great.”

You might think to yourself, “How in the world can a humidifier help my heater?” It’s a common question and we’ve got the answers for you. You trust us with everything affecting your HVAC system in Bloomington, MN. We’ve got your back for everything you need. Keep reading below to learn how a humidifier can help your home.

How a Whole-House Humidifier Helps

So are you wondering how a whole-house humidifier helps your home? Let’s get into it.

The first thing that you need to know is that your home needs a certain amount of moisture to stay comfortable in your home. Ideally, you want a humidity level of 30% to 50% in your home. Anything higher than 50% is going to make your home feel like a sauna and anything below 30% is going to make you feel dry, uncomfortable, and cold. We know that you probably don’t have a humidity monitoring system set up in your home to check when your humidity goes below that 30% level, but there are a few signs that you’re struggling with low humidity:

  • Your hair, skin, and nails are dry and brittle
  • You’re often sick (you get sick often and it’s hard for you to get over a cold)
  • The wood furniture in your home is starting to crack
  • You experience static shock often

If you’ve read everything above and realized… “shoot… my humidity levels might be a little on the low side.” You might wonder what you should do about it. Installing a whole-home humidifier is the next step for you. Humidifiers inject moisture into your home’s air to maintain the right balance of humidity. Here are just a few ways that one of these systems can help your home:

The Various Benefits

Here are a few ways that a whole-house humidifier helps you:

  • Energy Savings and Cost Savings: Your whole-house humidifier is going to help you feel warm even when your home’s thermostat is set to a lower setting. This means that you’re going to save on energy and because you’re saving on energy, you’re also going to save yourself some money.
  • A Healthier Home: A lack of moisture in your home’s air is going to dry out your home and your body. This means that you’ll get sick easier and it’ll be harder for you to get over that cold. A humidifier can help keep you healthy throughout the winter.
  • No More Static: Are you tired of your hair always standing up straight or walking up to a doorknob, touching it, and shocking yourself? Static shock happens because your hair is dry. You can eliminate this problem with a whole-house humidifier.

Contact Residential Heating and Air Conditioning when you need work that’s going to keep your home warm this winter. Serving The Twin Cities since 1991.

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