Why It Is Valuable To Have a Whole Home Humidifier In Colorado This Winter
Why a furnace humidifier helps your family stay happy and healthy!
Ah, winter. The festive season, the season of giving, and the season of wishing for another season. If Colorado has ever been home, it’s known that it gets cold in the winter. This cold air is also DRY. In response, during the winter, Denver residents have a high use of their water heaters and home furnace to keep warm. The furnace in your home distributes warm dry air through the ducts heating each room in your home. Adjusting the level of heat to a comfortable level can be done through the use of your thermostat. If you do not have a whole home humidifier, Unfortunately, heating your home with your furnace and without a whole home humidifier will cost you in the long run and can cause health issues throughout the winter. The team at Absolute Electric Heating and Air installs whole home humidifiers to keep you and your family in Denver, Colorado safe from the fright of winter.
1. Whole Home Humidifiers are easy to install, use, and work in conjunction with your furnace
A whole home humidifier will add moisture through your existing duct-work and water supply. Absolute Electric Heating and Air will place a whole home humidifier to your home and installed in your existing furnace system. The project is simpler than most people believe because of this reason.
The humidifier will send water vapor throughout your home, in your existing duct-work, to keep the relative humidity percent between the ideal levels of 30-60%. Your family’s dry skin will thank you and you will be the superhero of the house!
There are a few different options of humidifiers that we will install at your home.
The first option is a steam humidifier
The steam humidifier is the most effective and efficient option. Steam humidifiers boil water within. Unlike bypass humidifiers, which “steal” a little hot air from your supply duct to generate water vapor, steam models are more efficient. Basically, you get more humidity during a shorter run time. Bypass models also dump hot air right back into your return plenum, which can increase the temperature of the incoming air and cause your system to overheat. A proper installation can mitigate this, but it’s still a risk.
Steam humidifiers boil water on their own. Unlike bypass humidifiers, which “steal” a little hot air from your supply duct to generate water vapor, steam models are more efficient. Basically, you get more humidity during a shorter run time. Bypass models also dump hot air right back into your return plenum, which can increase the temperature of the incoming air and cause your system to overheat. A proper installation can mitigate this, but it’s still a risk. This is the best and most powerful humidifier you can get in your residential home.
The second option is a bypass humidifier
The bypass humidifier is an amazing option to keep your home comfortable. These are more inefficient in comparison to the steam humidifier and will be less expensive as well. The bypass system will connect to your return ductwork and to a water line. It is also connected to a bypass duct that draws warm air from your furnace system through water inside the unit.
2. Protects High-Value Items Such As Wooden Floors, Antiques, and Musical Instruments
At Absolute Electrical Heating and Air, we want you to have the longest-lasting, comfortable, and polished home on the block. Keeping your investments safe and secure is part of that. Your home is an immense investment that must be continually supported.
Imagine researching for weeks if not months on finding the best hardwood floors throughout your house. You have to move your furniture, family, and pets out and wait for the project to be finished. Once it is fully installed, you are ecstatic, everything is perfect and the home looks as if it is new! Until gaps begin appearing on the floor not even months later. Now the floors have to be replaced and the retailer just told you the warranty is void.
This is a common issue after installing hardwood floors in climates that have low relative humidity. Hardwood floors, one of the first upgrades or updates in a home, can be damaged, occur shorter lifespans, and lose their beautiful appearance when the home has low relative humidity.
Hardwood floors are known to:
- Cup or Curve Upwards
when there is low relative humidity in the home. This issue can be evaded by installing a whole-home humidifier into your existing furnace system!
The best time to use the whole home humidifier is in the winter fall, spring, and winter months when the relative humidity in Colorado is very low and causes health and comfort problems for its residents.
During the summertime, if you set the humidifier to an optimal humidity of 55% it will keep your humidity stable in your home at that level. When running your AC is running, it pulls humidity from the air to cool your home. So during the summertime, your home might feel drier than the outdoor air. This is due to how the AC operates and can be offset by using a whole home steam-powered humidifier and keeping the levels in your home. comfortable. The benefits of our whole-home humidifier installation not only lie with your health but also your budget, the increase in moisture in the air allows you to feel warmer with a lower thermostat setting.
3. Whole-Home Humidifier Health Benefits
There is a reason that whole home humidifiers are so popular. It can improve your health right when it is installed. As soon as the Absolute technician leaves your home you will begin to see the effects on your skin.
When the air is dry, it pulls moisture from anywhere it can including, your skin. This will leave you dehydrated and cause unbearable issues like irritated and cracked skin on your feet, hands, and body. If you are prone to scratching, the cracked skin can develop an infection and cause more health issues.
Our airways have mucus membranes that need to stay humid. When our airways become dry from dry air, it increases our risk for illness. Some viruses and allergens have even been known to live longer in lower humidity. To keep your family from missing work and school due to illness, install a whole home humidifier today.
It can cause even greater health issues that are painful, disruptive, and taxing such as:
- Asthma triggers
- Eye Irritation and dryness
Winter comes quicker every year than you anticipate. Installing a whole home humidifier is simple and easy when you contact the experts at Absolute Electrical Heating and Air. Why not be prepared this year and call Absolute Electrical Heating and Air for some help. We service all makes and models of heating systems, air conditioning systems, electrical systems, and air purification. The team at Absolute Electrical Heating and Air would love to help you and your family have a comfortable, safe, and protected home.