Dry air can be the root of many problems in the wintertime, but luckily it can be easily avoided with the use of a humidifier. The installation of a whole-house humidifier will allow you to breathe in warm, moist air, which can prevent many problems including:
- Dry nose
- Cracked, itchy skin
- Sore throats
- Aggravated allergy and asthma symptoms
- Painful static shocks
- Chipping paint and plaster
- Splitting or cracked wood floors, furniture, trim, and molding
For whole-house humidifier installation near Ogden, Utah call Mountain Air Conditioning & Heating today at (801) 416-2215 or contact us online.
How Does a Whole-House Humidifier Work?
Mountain Air can install a whole-house humidifier directly to your central heating and cooling system. Humidity is introduced into your home’s air in the form of water vapor, which prevents minerals from entering the air in your home and even your lungs. Water is supplied to the distribution tray, allowing it to flow evenly across the water panel. The resulting humidified air is then distributed via your heating and cooling system ductwork throughout your home.
Benefits to Installing a Whole-House Humidifier
Installing a whole-house humidifier in your home can be rewarding in many ways, including:
- Improved health – Many viruses thrive in low-humidity environments, increasing your chances of catching the flu, colds, and other ailments.
- Improved comfort – Overly dry air can cause asthma- and allergy-related symptoms.
- Energy efficiency – Installing a whole-house humidifier can make you feel warmer without having to raise your thermostat. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), you can save up to 4 percent on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat.
Humidifiers also aid in improving air quality due to the fact that they prevent minerals from entering the air and, therefore, your lungs. Poor indoor air quality in Utah can cause and contribute to infections, headaches, and mild irritations such as dry eyes and nasal congestion.
Humidifier Inspection & Maintenance
A whole-house humidifier can make your home feel considerably more comfortable, and they are surprisingly simple to maintain. There isn’t a whole lot that can go wrong with your humidifier, so repairs are normally simple and fairly inexpensive. Most repairs are needed because someone forgets to change an air filter or there is a problem with the electrical portion of the system.
With an HVAC system in your home, it is recommended to perform routine maintenance on your humidifier. Clean your humidifier at least once a year and always have a clean air filter in place. It’s also useful to periodically check for leaks.
If you believe you could benefit from a whole-house humidifier, be sure to contact our friendly staff at Mountain Air by calling (801) 416-2215! We offer HVAC and indoor air quality services in Ogden, Layton, Clinton, and elsewhere in Northern Utah.