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Feb 27 2014

The Top 3 Reasons for a Humidifier in Your HVAC System

A humidifier enhances HVAC system performance.

Measuring HVAC system performance

Dry winter air takes a toll on our homes and our health. We start using more lotion because our hands are dry and cracked. We keep cranking up the thermostat to try and stay warm. And it seems like everyone around us is always sick!

It may sound strange, but adding a humidifier to your HVAC system can help alleviate these problems and more. Here are the top three reasons to add a humidifier to your home's HVAC system.

1. Your Health

Many viruses thrive when humidity is low, which is part of the reason why it seems like everyone is always sick in the winter. All those germs grow in your home's dry environment, keeping you and your family sick for months. Plus, the dry air can make allergy and asthma sufferers especially miserable, and it contributes to dry eyes, scratchy throats, dry skin, and more.

2. Your Wood Furnishings

Low humidity can cause the wood furniture and floors in your home to dry out and crack. Paint and plaster can also chip and crack due to dry conditions. All of this can lead to costly repairs and replacements down the road.

3. Your Wallet

Did you know that moist air feels warmer than dry air? The EPA says you can save up to 4% on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat. Adding a whole-home humidifier to your HVAC system will ensure that just the right amount of moisture is delivered to make your home feel comfortable at lower thermostat settings.

Comfort Services will come out and test your home's HVAC system and give you expert advice on improving your system's performance with the best whole home humidifier for your needs. Call us for 24/7 service at 803.772.4490.

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