Talk to an HVAC contractor at Gagne A/C about the benefits of installing a humidifier
Do you regularly suffer from respiratory irritation, dry nasal passages, nosebleeds and/or chapped or itchy skin? Does someone in your home suffer from asthma or allergies ? If you answered yes to any of these, you may want to consider adding moisture to the air to alleviate the issue. One of the most reliable and cost-effective ways to do this is by hiring a professional contractor to install a whole house humidifier into your home.
For buildings or homes that have a forced-air furnace, a whole house humidifier can be installed directly into the furnace blower. The heated air is passed through a water-holding condensing pad and returned into the heating system as humidified air.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other indoor environmental experts, the relative humidity level inside your home should fall somewhere between 30-50%, depending on the outside temperature.
Maintaining the right amount of humidity in your home has been proven to promote healthy skin. Dry air sucks the water out of skin cells, which is why it's common for people to apply lotions and topical creams in increased numbers in the winter months. In the same way, adding moisture to the air in your home can be beneficial to dry skin.
Maintaining a healthy humidity level in your home can also reduce your risk of contracting certain viruses that thrive in low-humid environments, such as colds, the flu, infections, and other respiratory ailments.
Excessively dry air can aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms, causing dry noses, sore throats, and itchy skin all of which lower your comfort level in your own home. Low-humidity levels are also responsible for those surprising and unpleasant shocks you get from static electricity, so adding a humidifier can solve these issues.
Dry air wicks moisture out of porous materials, especially wood, which can cause damage over time. Items in your home that could be adversely affected by dry air include hardwood floors, musical instruments like pianos and violins, antique furniture and other woodwork, as well as paint and pieces of art. Maintaining an ideal humidity level can protect your home and its contents from splitting and cracking.
The EPA states that you can save up to 4% on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat. By installing a whole house humidifier can make your home feel warmer at lower temperatures. That way, you can keep your thermostat down, along with your energy costs.
One of the main reasons people choose whole house humidifiers over portable units is because once a licensed contractor installs the system you can forget about it. These appliances require virtually no maintenance, and they will instantly start improving your home's humidity level after a quick, one-time setup. And since whole house units draw water directly from your plumbing line as needed, you never have to worry about it running dry as portable devices often do.
Serving Alpharetta, Norcross, Buford, Roswell and all communities in the metro-Atlanta region, whole house humidifier contractors at Gagne A/C can improve your home's humidity and comfort level.
If you are suffering from the effects of dry air in your home, such as itchy skin, nosebleeds, and intensified asthma or allergy symptoms, please call Atlanta's Gagne A/C , a local family-owned and operated business dedicated to putting our decades of experience to work for you today.
Our highly-trained, licensed installers specialize in whole-house humidifiers from the leading manufacturers, including Trane, Carrier, Honeywell, Lennox, Rheem, Goodman, York , and many others.
Contact Us today to set up a free consultation and estimate. An experienced and understanding contractor will come and assess your home's humidity levels, and be able to recommend the right whole house humidifier to meet your needs.