Vital Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Humidifier Installation’

Does a Gas Furnace Make the Air in My Home Drier?

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

You’ve probably heard this before: “Running a gas furnace during the winter may keep you warm, but it also dries out the air.” Since winter conditions are already drier than the rest of the year because more moisture has solidified out of the air, this can create serious problems for a house. Low humidity makes it harder to keep warm, which means running the furnace even more often. Low humidity also creates potential health problems by drying up sinus membranes, and it can cause damage to wood and painted surfaces.

But is it true that a gas furnace lowers indoor humidity?

The answer isn’t a straightforward one.

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Dry Air in Winter: Facts and Solutions

Monday, October 26th, 2020

One of the main troubles you may encounter with your indoor air quality in Indianapolis, IN during the winter is the air that’s too dry. Humidity in the summer is an annoyance that makes the warm weather feel worse. Dry air may sound like a relief, but it brings its own set of problems—and during the winter months these problems can make life in your home much worse. We want you to know some basic facts about dry air in winter, the problems it causes, and what can be done about it.

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Could You Benefit From a Humidifier?

Monday, January 20th, 2020

The winters in Indiana can get quite cold. One of the things we have to contend with is a significant drop in temperatures. Luckily, we have heating systems in place that can keep the indoor climate warm and toasty. However, many residents fail to realize that the cold does more than take the heat out of your home. It also makes the air in your home quite dry.

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