Winter can be hard on your home and your health. A humidifier can help protect your home and improve your health. During the winter, the reduction in relative humidity causes the air to become dry. Relative humidity is the amount of water vapor the air can hold. The warmer the air, the more water vapor it can hold. (Think about a humid summer day when the outdoor air just feels “wet.”) Then we take that cold, dry air and heat it through a furnace and dry it out even more.
Dry Indoor Air
Dry indoor air will cause health problems like sinus infections, increase the likelihood of catching a cold or flu and aggravate asthma and respiratory issues.
Dry indoor air will also cause you to feel colder in your home than in a home that is properly humidified. Cold air will absorb moisture from everything including you. That’s why winter causes dry skin, noses, throats and even static shocks.
Whole Home Humidifier
Low humidity can also damage furniture, wood flooring, cabinets and other expensive parts of your home. Having a whole-home humidifier added to your heating and cooling system will provide 24 hour, perfectly humidified air to every room in your home.
Air Dynamics offers state of the art Aprilaire Humidifier systems. Only Aprilaire offers fully automatic systems. Too much humidity can cause problems as well. Many people turn to portable in-room humidifiers and have no control over how much humidity they add to the room. In-room humidifiers also need to be filled with water frequently.
A whole-home humidifier is installed on your HVAC system and humidifies the air in the entire home, not just one room. Maintenance is extremely low on whole home systems too. They have their own water supply so they never need to be filled and depending on the system you choose, maintenance is only needed once or twice a year.