Installing a whole-home humidifier can make a house feel much more comfortable in the winter. In addition to making a house feel more pleasant, maintaining proper humidity levels can make a home less expensive to run as well. Overly dry air can also cause damage to your house and its furnishings.
Whole-Home Humidifiers Are Generally Less Expensive
Compared to portable humidifiers, a whole-home humidifier may be less expensive to operate throughout the year. Furthermore, it may be less expensive to put in one unit for the entire house as opposed to buying multiple portable units for each room. In addition, you don’t have to worry about moving your humidifier in and out of storage each year when you get a whole home unit.
Keep Your Thermostat at a Lower Temperature
Generally speaking, humid air is warmer than dry air. Therefore, adding moisture to the air in your home can make it feel warmer than it actually is. This allows you to keep the thermostat at a lower temperature without feeling any colder. In many cases, you can keep the home below 70 degrees when the relative humidity is 40 percent or higher. Keeping the thermostat under 70 throughout the winter can reduce heating bills by up to 5 percent or more. At Controlled Climate Services in Marietta, we can also install or repair furnaces to keep heating bills in check.
Reduce Damage to Items in the Home
Wood floors, walls, and furniture in your home can be damaged when they are exposed to extremely dry air. Therefore, keeping the humidity to a reasonable level throughout the home may eliminate the need to replace items around the house before they reach the end of their useful lives. You may also notice that you won’t spend as much on skin cream or allergy medicine when there is sufficient moisture in the air.
If you are looking to save money on heating and other energy costs, call us today! We can fulfill routine maintenance and other service requests in a timely manner using NATE-certified technicians. Your satisfaction is our first priority. Let us help improve your indoor comfort today.