Posted: 30 Sep '18

Will Adding a Whole-Home Humidifier Alongside Your Furnace Really Help Those Dry Winter Months?

Our St. Albert winters can be quite cold and dry – and it isn’t just the outdoors. The cold winter weather can make the indoors really dry as well. Turning on your furnace will help to warm your home and toes, but it also pulls the moisture out of the air.

Adding humidity to your home at just the right level is very important to being comfortable. But too much moisture is also an issue. So, what’s the solution? The optimal way to get the correct humidity levels throughout the winter, and your home is with a whole-home humidifier.

How It Works

A whole-home humidifier works with your furnace to increase the humidity in the air. It accomplishes this by adding water vapour into your duct system. The water is supplied through a distribution tray that adds the vapour to your heating system.

Why Get a Whole-Home Humidifier?

There are many benefits associated with a whole-home humidifier. Here are just a few:

  • It can alleviate dry, itchy skin, and scratchy throats.
  • Having a comfortable moisture level can help minimize minor respiratory issues.
  • It can help protect your home. Having a home that is too dry can cause hardwood floors to crack, walls and paint can be affected, and static electricity can damage electronics.
  • You can also save money. Air that is at the right humidity level feels warmer than dry air. This means you can set your thermostat lower this winter.

The Right Whole-Home humidifier for Your Home

If you suffer from dry indoor air during the winter, then a whole-home humidifier may be right for you. We can tell you about your options and help you find the right humidifier for your needs. For more information about a whole-home humidifier, call A-1 Heating, and be comfortable no matter what Mother Nature throws your way.

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