Star Heating and Cooling
Your HVAC system works hard to keep your home comfortable throughout the year. To prevent it from working too hard while simultaneously improving indoor air quality, you can add new features to your system. Whole house humidifiers can reduce strain on your furnace throughout the winter, make your home more comfortable and improve the air you breathe everyday.
Star Heating & Cooling offers humidifier installation services to homes in Noblesville, IN. You’ll notice improvements in your home’s climate right away. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of a humidifier and if adding a whole house humidifier would be a good idea for your Noblesville home.
A whole house humidifier is attached to your home’s HVAC system. It contains an internal reservoir that converts water into steam, which is then dispersed through your home’s duct system. This steam adds moisture to the air in your entire home. Their operation raises the relative humidity indoors to a balanced range of 30 to 50 percent to avoid dry air. A water line will need to be installed to supply the humidifier. A humidifier adds 34 gallons of water vapor per day to your indoor air.
Individual room humidifiers need to have their tanks changed regularly, but that is not necessary with a whole house humidifier. Whole house humidifiers require very little maintenance, most of which can be done by your experienced Star HVAC technician when they perform your annual furnace maintenance.
With cold winter temperatures comes dry air. Dry air can cause a number of problems like dry skin, static electricity and worsening allergy symptoms. A whole house humidifier can combat these issues through a number of ways.
Dry air extracts the natural oils from your skin causing it to dry out. If your hands and lips are often dry, chapped or cracked, a whole house humidifier can help keep your skin healthy and moist.
Those who suffer dry eyes, nose bleeds, frequent coughing and sneezing fits because of allergies will notice improvement with a whole house humidifier. Dry air agitates the sinuses and throat which makes allergy symptoms worse. The increased moisture in the air makes it easier to breathe.
Humidity can make the air feel warmer than it is. In the summer, when it’s humid outside, temperatures are often higher than they would be with a lower humidity. The same is true for your home. When the relative humidity is higher, your home will feel warmer. This means you don’t need to set your thermostat as high, which will lower your energy consumption and therefore your energy bills.
If it seems like you can’t move around in your Noblesville home in the winter without getting shocked, the air in your home is very dry. Dry air makes it harder for electrons to move around, which makes it easier for you to be hit with a bolt of static electricity. Once you have a whole house humidifier installed, you’ll notice significantly fewer static shocks.
You might think that because you have an individual room humidifier in a room or two, that a whole house humidifier is unnecessary. Individual room humidifiers can only help in one room, and the size of the tank can limit the size of the room it can help in. These small devices also need a lot of maintenance. Besides refilling the tank regularly, you also need to clean or replace the filters or else your humidifier could be spreading mold around your house.
A whole house dehumidifier isn’t as susceptible to mold growth and can provide moisture to your entire home and not just one room. Added moisture can help promote sleep as well. So whether you fall asleep in your bed or on the couch while watching television, you’ll sleep soundly without needing to move a little humidifier around to help you.
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If you want to take care of your new unit, we encourage you to enroll in our maintenance program. As a member, you will enjoy many benefits, including:
If you’re interested in improving your home’s indoor air quality while adding climate control to your home, talk to Star Heating & Cooling about humidifier installation for your Noblesville, IN home. Make an appointment with us today.
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