Benefits of a Whole-House Humidifier
Studies have shown that the indoor relative humidity in your home is best at around 35-50%. It is at this level of humidity that helps prevent the growth of indoor pathogens, including mold and dust mites, while still allowing for the benefits of moist air.
Whole-house humidifiers allow for precise regulation of indoor air moisture levels, and they operate by creating water vapor that is distributed through ductwork by your HVAC system.
There are many great reasons to have a whole-home humidifier:
Healthy Living Environment
Dry air can cause dry eyes, sore throats, irritated sinuses and itchy skin. Dry air can also stir up allergies and asthma symptoms. Adding moisture to the air in your home can help you avoid these issues.
Preserve Your Furnishings
Items in your home made from wood, such as floors, cabinets, doors, etc can actually shrink when they are exposed to dry air, causing splintering and cracking. Walls can also crack and chip off paint and plaster.
A whole-house humidifier is much more convenient than a room humidifier, because it is installed into the ductwork and runs through the entire house at a regulated level of humidity. There is no need to buy multiple room humidifiers and no need to worry about filling them up with water daily; a whole-home humidifier is directly connected to a water line.
Save Money & Feel Comfortable
High air humidity will help your body feel comfortable at lower temperatures, and you will not need to use your heat as much when you are living in humid air. You can save as much as 3% on your heating bill for every degree you turn down your thermostat!