A humidifier can prevent peeling paint, cracks in wooden floors and other damage to your Warner Robins, GA, home. Without one, your indoor air will feel drier during winter. You can have a whole-home model installed in your ductwork, or you can use a smaller portable version in one or two rooms. A humidifier can enhance indoor comfort, make your home healthier and lower your heating bills.
First off, humans regulate their body temperature with evaporative cooling or sweating to get rid of excess heat. A humidifier adds moisture to the air, stopping moisture on your skin from evaporating and making you feel chilly in winter. It can also help you get better sleep, keep you from snoring and prevent static electricity that could damage your electronics.
Create a Healthier Home
Dry air can cause dry eyes, chapped lips, asthma symptoms, sore throats, nosebleeds, dry skin and other health issues. Also, many viruses spread more easily in dry air, including colds and the flu. A humidifier can help you recover from a cold faster and prevent it from spreading to your family members. It can keep the leaves on your houseplants from drying out and let you water them less often as well.
Lower Utility Bills
Finally, a humidifier will make you and your family members feel warmer. As a result, it’ll let you keep your thermostat at a lower temperature and use your HVAC system less. Along with saving energy, this prevents wear, extending your system’s life and helping you avoid inconvenient, expensive breakdowns. A humidifier can pay for itself over time by lowering your expenses and increasing the value of your home.
Pruett Air Conditioning is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with decades of HVAC and indoor air quality experience. We can help you install a humidifier or a range of other HVAC equipment. For friendly service from our experts, call us anytime.
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