Winters here in Saddle River, NJ are always cold, and this year is supposed to be one of the coldest on record. But just as much of a concern as the low temperatures is low humidity. This can cause all kinds of problems in your home and even bring on a breakdown in your heating system. The solution is a whole-house humidifier, which we can install quickly and professionally to help you enjoy the benefits all winter long. What are those benefits? We’ve provided a quick breakdown below.
We measure moisture in the air in terms of relative humidity, a percentage detailing how much ambient moisture exists at any given time. Human beings are comfortable when the relative humidity level sits between 30% and 50%. It can often drop below that in the winter, however, falling temperatures cause the moisture in the air to coalesce into droplets. When that happens, our skin starts to itch, our sinuses dry out (leaving us more vulnerable to colds), chapped lips become common, and that awful static electricity seems to plague us wherever we go. Even worse, the dry air forces the heater to work harder than necessary, since it feels colder when moisture levels are low.
Whole-house humidifiers make an easy solution to all those problems: a simple system that blows ambient moisture throughout the air when you turn your heating system on. When used in conjunction with your heater, it will ease the strain on the system and lower those high bills, as well as help your home feel healthier and more comfortable. Best of all, it requires very little upkeep and as long as you keep the reservoir full, it should give you many years of reliable service.
Call Design Air, Inc. today to install a whole-house humidifier in your HVAC system!