Colorado is well known for its dry climate, especially up here in the northern part where our cold, crisp winters only exacerbate respiratory discomfort and allergy symptoms for people sensitive to low humidity levels.
Extended periods of dry air slowly but surely work to draw the moisture out of your home—and you. For many, this means using portable humidifiers. The problem with that solution is that while a portable humidifier might work reasonably well in a small room, it can’t possibly humidify the entire home.
Therefore, many homeowners choose to install whole-house humidifiers that work in tandem with their already existing HVAC system. Whole-house humidifiers also offer a greater degree of convenience in many cases when compared to portable humidifiers, which generally require their reservoir tanks to be filled (often multiple times per day).
In today’s post, we’ll take a look at how a whole-house humidifier works, what to expect during the installation procedure, and how you and your entire family can benefit from properly humidified air—throughout your entire home.
How a Whole-House Humidifier Works & What to Expect During Installation
A whole-house humidifier works alongside your HVAC system by introducing water vapor into the already existing air ducts in your home. Water is automatically added to a condensing pad, and the humidifier pulls air from your furnace blower. The air is then passed through the condensing pad and returned to the ducts, creating humidified air throughout the home.
In the same way that temperatures are monitored by your HVAC system with a thermostat, a humidifier uses what’s called a hygrometer, which measures the level of moisture in the air. This device allows you to set the humidity levels to your preferred state, while also ensuring that the humidifier doesn’t run too often, which prevents an overabundance of moisture from being introduced to the home.
The maintenance of a whole-house humidifier is also quite simple—portable humidifiers need to be regularly filled and cleaned to prevent the buildup of bacteria and mold. Comparatively, whole-house humidifiers typically only require cleaning once or twice annually, which involves cleaning out the tray where deposits naturally accrue over time.
Installation of a whole-house humidifier is generally a simple, fast, and non-disruptive process. If you’d like to learn more about hiring the experts at Best Buy Heating And Air to install your whole-house humidifier, please feel encouraged to contact us today. You may also learn more about our whole-home humidifiers here.
The Many Benefits of a Whole-House Humidifier in Colorado
Humidified air doesn’t just feel nicer, it’s better for you. Evidence shows that, in particular, a humidifier can help promote healthier skin and support your immune system. Let’s explore why.
The first thing that dries out in low humidity levels is your skin—the largest organ of your body. This can lead to a variety of problems, not the least of which are chapped lips. Keeping your skin moisturized naturally through the humidity in the air can reduce discomfort and provide the support you need for healthier, more vibrant skin.
When the membranes of your respiratory system are dry, they don’t work quite as well. This not only causes discomfort, but can make you more susceptible to germs and allergens. The humidifier itself will further reduce the amount of allergens in the air, giving your body even more protection.
Finally, many homeowners have found that their sleep is improved after installing a whole-house humidifier. Since humidity levels can always be at an optimal level, your throat is less likely to become dry at night while you sleep. This can prevent snoring and coughing, two occurrences that can often wake you or your partner up.
As you can see, there are many benefits to humidified air. Many homeowners with whole-home humidifiers report having more energy, experiencing lessened seasonal allergies, and becoming sick less frequently. In Colorado, our air is dry year-round, but especially so during the winter when our bodies need this kind of support the most.
Learn More About Installing or Maintaining a Whole-House Humidifier at Best Buy Heating & Air
If you’d like to learn more about having a whole-house humidifier installed, please get in touch. If you already have a humidifier and need to have it repaired or maintained, you’re also invited to request a service appointment; alternatively, we can be reached at (970) 218-0414. We look forward to serving you!