Denver Heating Tip: Reasons to Install a Whole-Home Humidifier

Posted by Gary Bell

Unlike portable room humidifiers, a whole-home humidifier is installed with your central heating and air conditioning system. This makes it more effective and efficient at alleviating symptoms related to dry air in the home. This winter don’t let dry air caused by heating your home lead to dry sinuses, respiratory issues, and even damage to furnishings.

Call the Denver heating and plumbing experts at Bell Plumbing & Heating Company install a whole-house humidifier for you. Here are some of the main advantages of installing a humidifier and reasons that many homeowners are choosing this type of equipment to help improve indoor air quality.

Not only does the dry air feel cooler than air with proper moisture levels, which causes many people to unnecessarily turn up the thermostat, but many indoor air quality specialists will tell you that dry air inside your home can exacerbate common health problems. These include dry sinuses, dry skin, and increased sensitivity to allergies and other respiratory issues. Turning the heat up removes even more moisture from the air, which can also damage wood floors, furniture, and other valuable furnishings and paintings.

Depending on what type of heating system you have, there are many different styles of whole-house humidifiers that work with forced air systems to return moisture to the air through the duct system. This means you get more coverage than you would with a room humidifier. Whole home humidifiers also have controls that regulate the level of humidity so that the overall humidity level isn’t too high; this can increase the chances for toxic mold growth and even the spread of some viruses.

Lastly, you will see a return on your investment in a whole-home humidifier when compared to the cost of maintaining room humidifiers, namely expense of constantly adding water that may be adding too much moisture to your home. A whole-house humidifier is plumbed into your plumbing system and will add a negligible amount to your monthly water usage.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of installing a whole-home humidifier, call the Denver plumbers at Bell Plumbing today!

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