Things are cooling off, and along with the cold comes another reason to be uncomfortable: dry air. Cooler air can’t hold as much moisture, so it’s not uncommon at this time of year to have less than 20 percent humidity in your home. Because the ideal range is between 35 to 55 percent, it’s easy to understand why you’re bothered by sore throats, itchy skin, and dry eyes in winter. You’ll also notice more static electricity and creaking floors because even your house is affected by poor air quality. The comfortable solution is a whole-home humidifier, installed by an expert like S&R Heating & Cooling.
Adding Ideal Humidity
A whole-home humidifier works with your Bryant® heating and cooling system to deliver the perfect amount of moisture to every room. The results make it a great investment for quality air and quality of life.
- A whole-home humidifier is far more efficient than a portable unit. Thanks to humidity sensors and programmable service, you can easily adjust levels to suit your needs and schedule.
- Never worry about adding water—your installation technician will connect a line that automatically supplies water as needed.
- With the higher humidity, you can set your thermostat lower and still feel warm, which means you’ll use less energy. In fact, you can save up to four percent on your heating bill by dropping it just one degree.
- Fend off colds and respiratory problems—you’re less likely to get sick if your sinuses and nasal passages are not always dry and irritated.
- Feel more comfortable with moist air that alleviates cracked skin, itchy eyes, sore throats, and dry coughs. You’ll also avoid annoying shocks of static electricity.
- Protect your furniture and wood floors, which also can crack in cold, dry air.
Don’t Wait for Winter to Ask About Air Quality
Not only will humidity levels in your home drop this winter, air quality will likely decline, too. After weeks—or months—without opening your windows, dust, pet dander, and other contaminants can clog recirculated air. Don’t wait until you notice strange odors or allergy symptoms—call an indoor air quality expert like S&R Heating. Trained technicians can help, with solutions as simple as a new furnace filter to more advanced air cleaning products like purifiers and UV lights.
If you’re ready for a healthier, more comfortable home, S&R Heating has experienced professionals who can recommend the best way to balance humidity, temperature, air quality, and costs. Contact us for a free in-home comfort consultation.