Winter days in New Jersey can be brutally cold at times, and the colder the temperatures are outside, the less humidity there is inside. A good humidification system can help keep the air inside your home at the right humidity level, which helps to protect everyone and everything inside the home. Once you understand exactly why humidity is so important, you may find yourself highly motivated to secure the benefits of using a whole-house humidification system…
- The human body is made up of 90 percent water, and when the air is too dry, moisture is drawn from the body, resulting in chapped skin, tender sinuses, sore throats, and more. A humidifier can restore moisture to the air, encouraging conditions conducive to better health.
- Bacteria, especially the kind responsible for pneumonia and strep throat, die quickly when the indoor humidity level is kept between 30 and 60 percent – a level recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency.
- Furniture, wood floors and wall paper last longer when the relative humidity of a home is kept constant – and within healthy ranges – as this prevents the materials from expanding and contracting each season.
- Proper humidity levels often mean lower heating bills. By raising the relative humidity to a healthy range, your home will feel more comfortable, allowing you to lower the temperature setting. But when the air is drier, it’s often necessary to raise the thermostat setting, resulting in higher energy consumption from the furnace.
A humidification system may be of particular use in your household if you can answer “Yes” to these questions about past winter seasons:
- Do you remember being warm enough, but always feeling dehydrated or worn down?
- Do you remember having dry and itchy skin, or that annoying raspy cough that just wouldn’t go away no matter what you tried?
- Do you recall wishing your monthly heating bills were just a little bit lower, but didn’t know how to make this happen without spending a ton of money?
If all this sounds familiar, a home humidification system could be the answer to your problems, and now’s the time to talk to A.D.E. Heating and Cooling, Inc. to see if this simple fix will work for you!