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Does You House Feel Dry in Winter?

Have you noticed static electricity in your home in winter? Does your wood furniture and floors crack? Are you waking up in the morning with a scratchy throat? These are all signs that your home lacks humidity. Eliminating these symptoms is easy. Installing a whole house humidifier to your furnace or fan coil will help to make you feel warmer in winter and your skin and nasal passages will feel more comfortable, because a whole house humidifier adds water vapor to your indoor air, helping everyone in your home breathe easier. Plus, this type of humidifier helps to reduce viruses, which thrive in dry winter air. Installing a whole house humidifier also helps to prevent the spread of colds and flu. Once installed, many homeowners comment that they can turn down the temperature in their home and still feel comfortable, reducing their winter heating bills.

A Whole House Humidifier

During the winter months, the experts at STAR Heating & Cooling recommend a humidity level of 30 to 50 percent as optimal. And, when you’re running your heating system, that means that you’re simultaneously running your whole house humidifier.

One advantage to a whole house humidifier is that you don’t have to constantly refill freestanding room humidifiers and you no longer need separate freestanding room models for every room in your home.

For help selecting the right whole house humidifier model for your heating system, just ask the technicians at STAR Heating & Cooling for their recommendations.