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Feb 06 2014

Humidifiers in Your Residential HVAC: How to Keep From Drying Out This Winter

Residential HVAC performance improves with humidity.

Effects of low levels of humidity inside

Does anyone in your home suffer from allergies, asthma, frequent illness, dry eyes, scratchy throat, cracked skin or lips, headaches, or nosebleeds? Have you noticed cracks, peeling, chipping, or other signs of dryness in your home's paint, plaster, wood floors, furniture, fixtures, or crown molding?

These are all signs that there's not enough humidity in your home - in which case, your family, furnishings, and fixtures all could be improved by increased indoor humidity. The most effective way to do this is to install a humidifier in your home HVAC system.

Improved health and care is just one of the benefits of installing a humidifier; it can also save you money. In these colder months, we all turn our thermostats up a few degrees. But doing so actually reduces the humidity in your home - not to mention increasing your heating bill.

Humid air feels warmer than dry air, allowing you to keep the thermostat (and your bills) lower. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the average American home can save up to 4% on heating bills for every degree the thermostat is lowered. Having a whole-home humidifier installed will ensure that just the right amount of moisture is continuously delivered to make your home feel comfortable at lower thermostat settings.

At Comfort Services, we can test your home's humidity and give you the relief you have been looking for. One of our expert technicians can assess your existing residential HVAC system and recommend the right humidifier for your home. Call 803.772.4490 for top notch, round-the-clock service.

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