We get a lot of questions at Climate Control Company including, “Do I need a humidifier in my home.” Well, do you NEED to have air conditioning during the summer? Do you NEED to have a top-of-the line ski jacket when you hit the slopes? They answers are yes, at least if you want to be comfortable.
There is no doubt that an air humidifier will make your house more comfortable, especially during the dry air in winter. There are several signs you need a humidifier. Dry air symptoms include sore throats, cracking skin, and static electricity. In extreme cases, the problems of dry air can include damage to wood floors, wood trim, and furniture.
Because humidity holds the heat in the air it can make you feel warmer. In the winter it means you may be able to lower your thermostat setting by a couple of degrees, saving money on your monthly heating bills.
Now that we have established the advantages, let’s talk about the best way to add humidity to your home. As a leader in heating and air conditioning in Aspen, Vail, and the entire Western Slope, Climate Control recommends a whole house humidifier. It works hand-in-hand with your HVAC systems to maintain humidity levels throughout the house. We feature top of the line models by Honeywell.
Portable or single-room humidifiers are popular because they don’t cost much, and are often used by families who have young children who are more prone to suffer from the symptoms of sore throats and dry nasal passages. There is nothing inherently wrong with these portable units, but in some cases they can pose a danger to children.
Children’s Hospital Colorado is warning about the use of ultrasonic humidifiers. They are also called cool mist humidifiers because they use a fine mist to put moisture into the air. The problem is the mist can include any impurities that are in the water including minerals, chemicals, bacteria, and mold. Health officials say you should follow these guidelines if you are going to use an ultrasonic humidifier:
- Use distilled water only
- Clean it frequently using soap and water (no cleaning chemicals)
- Do not add vapor rubs or essential oils to the water
If you are ready to make your home more comfortable and avoid the annoying dry air symptoms, call Climate Control Company now to talk about the advantages of adding a whole-house humidifier to your home. Remember our motto, Comfort Driven, Colorado Style.