Reasons Why Every Home Needs a Humidifier
Whole-home humidifiers are becoming much more prevalent in recent years. Even many leading furnace manufacturers are offering humidifier discounts along with installations. Nevertheless, there are still more homes in the U.S. without humidifiers than with. Here are some reasons why you should consider installing a humidifier in your home.
1. Reduced Heating Costs
Humidity makes it easier to get a home warm and to keep it comfortable. It also helps that warmth to feel more evenly distributed throughout the residence. Furthermore, humidity makes you feel warmer at a lower temperature, so you can turn down the thermostat by several degrees. This is why we often emphasize to our customers how humidifiers can reduce heating bills. At Reliable Home Environment, we offer a broad range of services related to heating and air quality. In addition, your furnace or other heating equipment may not have to work as hard. That lessens maintenance and repairs required and extends equipment life as well.
2. Enhanced Indoor Air Quality
Viruses thrive in environments where humidity is low, which is a big reason why sickness is more common in winter than summer. Research has shown that optimal humidity levels in a home can reduce the presence of viruses almost entirely. Fewer viruses mean better health, but that isn’t the only health benefit. The moisture keeps skin, lips, and eyes moisturized, protects your sinuses and throat, and even makes it easier to breathe. It can also have a positive effect on those dealing with allergies, asthma and similar ailments.
3. Protection for Wood in the Home
Did you know that dry air is a leading cause of wear for hardwood floors, wood furniture, and other wood? Optimal and consistent humidity levels in a home can make a dramatic difference in the long-term condition of the wood.
Consider a Humidifier Today
If you’re considering a humidifier or have questions about them, Reliable Home Environment would love to help. We serve the people of Nepean, ON, and much of the surrounding area with a variety of helpful services, including furnace repair and service, heating and cooling protection plans, emergency furnace and air conditioner repair, air conditioner repair and service, air filtration system installation and much more. You can contact us online or by calling.