We all know how troublesome a dry winter can turn out to be. The low amount of humidity in the air during this time of year pulls the moisture out of our skin and mucous membranes. Our noses can get as dry as our favorite wood furniture and our attempts to provide heat during this cold season does not save help. It is true that no matter how many fires you build or heaters you switch on, you will only aggravate the problem even more and drying out any remaining moisture around us.
A humidifier can bring back some of the moisture in the air to you. This can rescue you from all the troubles you associate with a dry winter.
Before you decide on the kind and size of the humidifier you want to purchase, you need to decide where you want to put it. If you only have a small space you should go for a tabletop humidifier. If you have a larger area like a small apartment or a few rooms in a home, a console humidifier would be more practical. If you need to use it for a very large space, like an entire home, get a whole house humidifier. Have a HVAC professional like those at Heating Cooling Chapel Hill attach the humidifier to your heat pump or other heating system so that moisture is sent through your home.
Another good option to bring moisture back into your home is the furnace humidifier. A furnace humidifier is connected to the air ducts in your furnace system. So, the humidifier works with your heating and cooling system to provide moisture to your whole house. The Furnace humidifier uses the water in your homes water system to circulate moisture into the air in your house.
Humidity and Moisture
The cost of a furnace humidifier is not very pricey. The price of a Furnace Humidifier is slightly over $100. While this tends to be a bit more than other humidifiers, the extra expense will not be wasted. Maintaining a larger humidifier can cause a small yearly financial drain of about $2-$30.
Your humidifier must have a humistat. A humistat gives you the opportunity to set the humidity level you want for your home. Once the machine reaches the level you set it at, the humidifier will switch off automatically. This will help you make sure that your indoors is not over-humidified.
The professionals at Heating Cooling Chapel Hill are ready to help you choose the right humidifier for you size home. Call today for more information.
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