Having experienced Colorado winters, you know the air can become uncomfortably dry outside. Without humidifier installation, it will feel just as dry and uncomfortable inside your home. Here’s a look at the benefits of having higher humidity indoors during Colorado’s dry fall and winter months:
- Energy savings: Humid air feels warmer than dry air. Therefore, by increasing the relative humidity to about 50 percent with a whole-house humidifier installation, you can set the thermostat a few degrees lower without sacrificing comfort. Lowering your thermostat helps save money on your energy bills.
- Better health: Dry air worsens sinus problems, causes nose bleeds, aggravates allergies and encourages the spread of germs that make you sick. Properly humidified air can limit the number of viruses and bacteria in the air, since these tend to thrive in either overly humid or overly dry conditions.
- Soothed skin: Dry, itchy skin and chapped lips are common symptoms of dry winter air. You’ll find that damaged, cracked skin and lips are soothed by air set to a higher humidity level.
- Less static buildup: Static electricity is annoying at best and harmful at worst. Bed sheets full of static electricity feel sticky and irritating. With a static charge in your body, all it takes is a touch from your finger to shock yourself or a loved one, or even damage sensitive electrical equipment. Higher humidity dulls static electricity buildup.
- Protection for wooden objects: Wood is an organic material that is affected by the moisture in the air. In the winter when there’s too little moisture, wood is prone to shrinking and cracking. To protect your cabinets, flooring and musical instruments, consider humidifier installation.
Lower energy bills, protection for your valuables and overall greater comfort are awaiting if you choose a whole-house humidifier for your home this winter. For more information about humidifier installation, please contact us at Climate Control Company. Our experience serving Western Colorado dates back to 1956.
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