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4 Reasons to Get a Whole-Home Humidifier This Winter

At one point or another, everybody’s had to deal with dry skin, lips, and noses in the winter. In fact, it’s one of the biggest air quality issues Wisconsinites face every season. Fortunately, ComfortAire Heating Cooling can help fix that with a whole-home humidifier. Call 715-325-3969 in Wisconsin Rapids or 715-342-0911 in Stevens Point for service.

Why Is My Indoor Air so Dry?

Cold winter air, which can sneak into your home through windows, doors, and poorly insulated areas, has lower natural humidity than warm summer air. That lack of moisture can dry everything out, from your hands to your wooden furniture. And no matter how high you turn up the heat, you still won’t quite fix the issue.

So, how do you increase moisture in your home to prevent all those ailments from dry air? The most effective solution is a whole-home humidifier. These units tap into your water line to force humidified air through your ductwork and into your home for a perfect balance.

Why Get a Whole-Home Humidifier?

1. Breathe Better

With increased moisture levels from whole-home humidifiers, you’ll benefit from reduced respiratory problems. Humidifiers alleviate congestion and sore throats, which is great for those with asthma or if there’s a snorer in the family. Properly humid air could even help prevent the spread of viruses and flu that thrive in dry environments.

2. Feel Warmer

Dry air simply feels colder, especially when the humidity drops below 30 percent in your home. Installing a humidification system will help get rid of that chill, helping you feel warmer without even touching your thermostat.

3. Save Money

Did you know moisturized air traps more heat than dry air? It’s true—you won’t have to turn up the heat to feel comfortable, which will help reduce energy costs and your utility bill. Once you set your preferred humidity level at the thermostat, the humidifier will automatically kick in until that setting has been reached.

4. Protect Furniture

Dry air doesn’t just wreak havoc on our bodies—it also zaps moisture from wooden furniture, floors, doors, and more. Dry wood shrinks, leading to cracking and splitting. The same can be said for walls, wallpaper, and artwork. A consistent source of moisture helps maintain your furniture with the added bonus of reducing static electricity.

How to Get a Whole-Home Humidifier

If you’d like to take control of your home’s humidity this winter, contact the Bryant® experts at ComfortAire Heating Cooling today. For the Wisconsin Rapids area, call 715-325-3969, and for the Stevens Point Area, call 715-342-0911.