Humidification systems won’t instantly resolve health problems, but they do aid in restoring moisture to the air and alleviating conditions that result from dry air or poor indoor air quality. As the air inside your home becomes dry and the temperatures become cooler, the air is unable to hold as much moisture as it can when the temperatures are warmer. And even though you’re furnace generates heat, it’s not enough to combat the colder outdoor temperatures that ultimately rob the air of moisture necessary for good health.
When dry air conditions ensue without the aid of humidification systems, these problems can result:
- Dry skin
- Chapped lips
- Itchy skin
- Dry nasal passages or throat
- Irritated sinuses
- Other conditions like eczema and dry skin from psoriasis or thyroid problems are exacerbated
It’s possible to remedy dry air issues by utilizing a portable humidification device. Installed in the bedroom and run during the night with the door closed to alleviate conditions for a single home occupants, portable devices help. However, it’s generally not cost effective to purchase multiple portable units for the entire home, nor to run them.
If you’d like humidification for the entire house, consider a whole-house system. The unit releases moisture alongside the furnace’s heated air, and the ductwork delivers that moisture and heat into every space of your home. As a result, this system offers home occupants more freedom to move throughout the home with ideal humidity levels throughout. A whole-house unit also offers improved control: You can set its humidity level and the system automatically adjusts the output, using sensors to read indoor humidity. Whole-house humidification systems also require little maintenance, as they connect directly to the home’s water supply so you don’t have to continually fill the system with water.
Instead of suffering through health conditions exacerbated by dry winter air, opt for a whole-house humidification system, which will generate moisture continuously and bring indoor humidity levels back into the healthy range. For more information about humidification systems, contact Blanton’s Heating & A/C today. We proudly serve homeowners in the greater Fayetteville and Raleigh areas.