Humidifiers have been proven to be effective air quality solutions that can improve your health, protect electronic devices from static charges and protect wooden features in your home or office. There are a variety of humidifying options available, and you should carefully consider your needs before making your final purchase to ensure that you are happy with the results of your unit.
Consulting a licensed HVAC service technician is an excellent way to learn about your options and become an informed consumer. At Vance Air Conditioning and Heating LLC, we believe that our happiest clients are also the most informed. Learn more about humidifier installation in Sugar Land, TX by talking to one of out licensed HVAC contractors today.
Benefits of Humidifiers
Installing a forced air humidifier or utilizing a portable unit has several benefits including positive effects on your health and protection for your wooden furnishings and features. It can even help you reduce your heating bill during the winter months.
- Health Benefits: There are various ways that utilizing a humidifier can improve your health. Benefits of humidifiers include reduced risk of infections because bacteria and viruses do not travel well through moist air, softer skin, improved sinus comfort and expedited recovery from mild colds.
- Wood Protection: During winter months, when you need to heat your home or office, the hot air you pump into your space will dry out your wood furniture and other features causing them to crack, split and shrink. If you have wood floors, it can even lead to gaps in your flooring and uneven surfaces.
- Reduced Heating Bills: Moist air feels warmer than dry air. Adding a little moisture to the air in your home or office will make it feel warmer and means you will have to run your heating systems less and spend less on maintaining a warm temperature.
- Decreased Static: Static electricity is more likely to develop in setting with dry air than moist air. While it can cause minor nuisances such as clothes that stick your body or mild shocks, static electricity can also damage electronic devices. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recommends keeping your relative humidity between 45% and 55% to prevent the build up of static electricity.
The EPA has published some suggestions for the effective operation of humidifiers in your home that will help you maximize the results of your unit. Schedule your humidifier installation in Sugar Land, TX or get your humidifier questions answered by calling Vance Air Conditioning and Heating LLC now.