Does An Electric Heater Dry Out The Air In The Room?

Does An Electric Heater Dry Out The Air In The Room?

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Does An Electric Heater Dry Out The Air In The Room?

“It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.”

How many times have we heard that during a summer heatwave? Guess what, it’s just as correct during winter to say, “It’s not the cold air, it’s the dry air!” Here’s the deal, when the air is dry it doesn’t retain heat; so, during the winter you will feel more comfortable inside your Glenwood Springs, Aspen, or Vail, CO home when you have proper humidification.

Seasonal change

The humidity level in your home is always going to be directly related to the outdoor humidity. Winter air is inherently drier than summer air, so the air in your home will also be drier. Many homeowners believe their forced-air heating systems make the problem worse, but that’s not really true. Besides, it’s not like you have any choice in the matter. You can’t go through a Colorado winter without heat. Dry air is definitely a problem but restricting use of your electric or gas furnace heating system won’t help. 

Why You Should Care

When the air is too dry—a relative humidity level anywhere under 30%—everything exposed to the air dries out, including you. That’s when you end up with problems like:

  • Itchy and flaky skin
  • Chapped lips
  • Coughing and sore throats
  • Dried nasal membranes lowering your immunity

Still Not Enough to Make You Care?

Then consider this: There are several ways dry air can damage your home and furnishings:

  • Wood floor damage including splitting and warping
  • Cracks in wooden furniture
  • Damage to delicate musical instruments (pianos, guitars, violins)
  • Static electricity damage to electronics (not to mention the annoyance)
  • Chipping paint and peeling wallpaper

Let’s Fix the Problem

Climate Control Company has three words to solve the problem for you: Whole house humidifier. These units are the best way to achieve proper humidification in your Glenwood Springs, Aspen, or Vail, CO home. Just like your furnace or electric heating system, a whole-house humidifier makes you more comfortable and healthier. It can also save you some money. Because proper humidification makes you feel warmer, you can set the thermostat a couple of degrees lower which will cut your monthly heating bills.

Just a Phone Call Away

Don’t let dry winter air make you miserable and damage your house. Call Climate Control today to learn more about whole-house humidification. You will be pleasantly surprised to learn how easy and inexpensive it is to add a humidifier to your electric heating or gas furnace. For more great information be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.