Whether you know it or not, the level of humidity in your home has a direct impact on your overall comfort level and quality of life. Although humidity is something most of us only think of in the summer when it intensifies the heat and makes us miserable, maintaining proper humidity inside your home all year long is a challenge worth tackling.
This is particularly true in the winter when the humidity level both indoors and out drops, creating exceptionally dry conditions in many areas. When that happens, you want to do something to keep yourself and your family comfortable. Fortunately, installing a humidifier is just the thing to help regulate your indoor environment.
Because we are just as concerned with your comfort and well-being as you are, Boulden’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning offers a great line of humidifiers to all of our greater Wilmington and Dover, DE area customers. We can help you pick out just the right system for your home and install it for you in no time. Our experienced technicians can integrate a humidifier into just about any home heating and cooling system, so you do not need to worry about having your entire home comfort system replaced.
Humidity Levels Impact Overall Health
Breathing in overly dry air on a regular basis can have significant health impacts. It quickly dries out your skin and nasal passages, and in severe cases even causes cracking and bleeding in these areas. Dry air also tends to exacerbate the symptoms of colds, allergies and asthma. So if you or someone in your household suffers from any of these, a dry environment will only make them feel worse. A home humidifier can greatly diminish any of these symptoms.
Low Humidity Can Lead to Property Damage
A lack of humidity inside your home also has damaging effects on your wood furniture and fixtures. When it is consistently exposed to these types of conditions, wood will be drained of its moisture and begins to crack and warp. This kind of damage is irreversible and it can cause you to lose many of your favorite items if you aren’t careful. And if you allow the conditions to persist for too long, inadequate humidity can even take a toll on some of the wooden support structures of your home.
Increased Comfort with Proper Humidity
Maintaining an appropriate indoor humidity level with a home humidifier simply makes you more comfortable. Dry heated air is not nearly as comfortable as properly humidified heated air. If you want to be able to sit back, relax and enjoy your home heating system in the winter, proper indoor humidity is essential.
Humidification for Energy Efficiency and Air Quality
Properly humidified air also holds heat better. You will not have to turn the heat up as high to be comfortable. While installing a humidifier is certainly an added expense, it will make it possible for you to turn down your heat, and that will save you plenty on monthly energy bills over time. Air that is too dry can also make it more difficult for your indoor air cleaner to remove contaminants, so if you want to get the most out of both your heating and indoor air quality systems, a humidifier is a must.
For all of these reasons, Boulden is proud to offer full humidifier installation, maintenance and repair services. We offer home humidification services all over the Wilmington & Dover metropolitan area and would be glad to assist you today. So give us a call to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.