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Could You Benefit From a Humidifier?

Cooler temperatures means drier air, and drier air means sneezing, coughing, and wheezing! Of course, we find this to be pretty problematic, but do not be sad — we’ve got the perfect solution!

Installing a whole-house humidifier is a great way to improve your indoor air quality, especially during the winter. In fact, there are plenty of reasons to consider installing one of these systems! All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (and remember to call our team when you need humidifier installation in Indianapolis, IN!)

Humidity Basics

Humidity, to put it simply, is the amount of water vapor present in the air. In the summer, there tends to be much more water vapor in the air, as warm air is better for retaining moisture. In the winter, the opposite applies.

Finding the right balance of humidity inside your home is important for a number of reasons: your health, your comfort, and efficiency!

Do You Need a Humidifier?

There are a number of signs that suggest your home could benefit from a humidifier this winter, including:

  • Frequent Illness: Dry air leads to dry mucous membranes and dried membranes allow space for viruses, like the common cold or flu, to enter your body. If you find that you or your family members are often sick, especially during the winter, it is a sign that your home could use a whole-house humidifier.
  • Respiratory Issues: If you or a family member has respiratory problems like allergies or asthma, it’s important to make sure there’s a good amount of moisture in your home at all times. When the humidity of your home is maintained, your lungs stay lubricated and you experience less coughing and wheezing.
  • Cracked or Damaged Furnishings: Dry air doesn’t just dry out your body—it also dries out your home. Dry air can also cause your walls, woodwork, and hardwood floors to crack too.
  • High Heat Bills: When the air in your home is dry, it can make your home feel much, much cooler. It then becomes likely that you’ll turn your thermostat up in an effort to achieve greater comfort. Of course, this leads to higher energy bills. To keep your bills low, consider a humidifier.

A Whole-House System is the Way to Go!

When it comes to achieving the perfect balance of humidity in your home, a portable system is simply not going to cut it. What you need is a whole-house system, one that is capable of treating the entirety of your indoor air.

Hire a Professional

If you are interested in having a whole-house humidifier installed in your home, be sure to hire a certified HVAC professional for the job. Trust us, only a professional has the tools, training, and expertise to match you with the system that best suits your unique indoor air quality needs and install it accordingly.

To learn more about our comprehensive indoor air quality services, or to schedule an appointment with one of our experts, contact the team at Vital Heating & Air. Your comfort is vital!

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