Whole-House Humidifiers: Why You Might Want One
Did you know that the average humidity in New Jersey drops by 10 percent or more between the summer and winter months? Ten percent may not seem like much, but over-dry air in your home can lead to problems ranging from respiratory ailments to furniture damage.
Fortunately, there’s an easy way to keep humidity levels in the healthy range year-round: install a whole-house humidifier.
A whole house humidifier connects directly to your HVAC system, here it adds water vapor to circulated air to pump up air moisture to healthy levels (you control humidity levels through a humidifier-ready thermostat, just as you do temperature).
Benefits of the right home humidity
Once your humidifier is installed, you can experience the benefits of properly humidified air, including:
- Fewer health risks – Keeping indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent year round is one of the best ways to manage asthma and other chronic respiratory issues, says the to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- Lower bills – Because humid air feels warmer than dry air, you can drop your thermostat setting 4-5 degrees without sacrificing comfort; for every degree you drop your thermostat, you will save between one and three percent on your bill)
- Less damage to your home and property – Dry air can crack wood floors, furniture, and even artwork. You can avoid these problems by keeping air properly humidified.
Summing up: Maintaining proper humidity is a key to keeping your family healthy all year long, but especially in the cold, dry fall and winter months. With a whole house humidifier – professionally installed by the experienced pros at Bolkema – you will breathe easier now and for many years to come.
Want healthier air in your home this heating season? Contact Bolkema today for a FREE, no obligation estimate on a humidifier or any of our other indoor air quality solutions.