When the air in your home or building is too dry, you can feel a number of uncomfortable symptoms. First, you might notice that you have an itchy, dry nose, or that your wooden furniture creaks or is cracking. If you have asthma or another respiratory condition, you may struggle with worsened health.
Dry air is a serious home comfort issue that can be helped by installing a quality humidifier, which adds moisture back into the home. As your local HVAC contractors in Monaca, Pennsylvania, our team at BVSM is dedicated to helping you save on heating and stay warm and healthy.
Call us today at 724-417-9550 to schedule an inspection or for help determining the best fit for your unique heating needs in Monaca, Pennsylvania.
What Is a Humidifier & What Does a Humidifier Do?
Humidifiers come in all shapes and sizes, but their purpose is the same: they emit water vapor to add moisture back into the air of a home or commercial building.
Especially in the wintertime, a humidifier can be crucial to complement the heating services of your home or business and to alleviate the following symptoms of dry air:
- Itchy or dry skin, hair, or noses
- Dry or cracked hands
- Scratchy throats
- Cracked furniture, especially in wood
- Increased risks of colds or viruses
- Increased risks of the spread of germs
- Increased static electricity that can damage electronics
Researchers have shown that in the summertime, air that is more humid and “wet” is better able to pull airborne viruses to the ground, where they are less likely to infect another person. By installing a humidifier in your home or commercial building, you can better protect the health of your family or employees and prevent property damage.
Why Are Humidifiers Important for HVAC Systems?
When it’s really, really cold outside, do you feel guilty running your heater on full blast? Maybe, maybe not! However, the effect is the same: as you run your heat, the moisture in the air begins to evaporate, reducing the overall humidity present in the air. You may also feel that you cannot get warm because the air is too thin and dry!
Thankfully, humidifiers work to add moisture back into the air to help you feel comfortable, keeping up with your heater to maintain an ideal level of moisture (typically 45-55%) throughout the winter season. In a dry summer, humidifiers can also help to boost the efficiency of your air conditioning system.
Humidifier Installation from BVSM in Monaca, PA
Chances are if you have wooden floors that creak and crack under your feet, you know better than anyone that dry air can be a major nuisance. At BVSM, we believe that humidifiers are an excellent tool to help find relief from dry skin, chapped lips, nosebleeds and an array of other annoying cold-weather issues (even snoring!).
To provide relief from health and home damage issues related to dry air, our HVAC contractors at BVSM highly recommend investing in a home humidification system. Check out our heating products or call us today at 724-417-9550 to discuss your humidifier installation options.