Winter is coming to everyone here in the Evansville, Indiana area! That means the cooler days and chilly nights of autumn will soon give way to cold and sometimes frigid winter temperatures we get to enjoy in the Midwest. Whether you have an older heating system that needs an upgrade or a newer furnace or heat pump, did you know that there’s a secret weapon available that can keep your home more cozy and warm? That weapon is called a humidifier. It can make a big difference in how comfortable you feel inside your home during the colder months.
In this week’s Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing blog, we’ll discuss the personal physical benefits of using a humidifier as well as the positive effects a whole house humidifier can have on your home and indoor air quality. By the time we’re through, you’ll understand the ins and outs and know why a whole house humidifier might be the best choice for your Indiana home.
What is a Humidifier?
Heating systems can make the air inside your home very dry. Dry air affects your hair, skin, electronics, and furniture. But we’ll talk more about those things later.
A simple solution to dry indoor air is a home humidifier. A humidifier is a device that adds moisture to the air. It works by taking water and turning it into a mist or vapor. This mist is then added to the air in your home. You might have seen small, portable humidifiers before, but did you know there are also bigger ones that can work for your entire house? That’s where the whole house humidifier or whole home humidifier comes into play.
Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing offers various humidification solutions for your Evansville area home. Contact Brackett today to make an appointment with one of our knowledgeable Comfort Specialists to learn more.
Why Do We Need Humidifiers?
During winter, the air tends to be dry. When you turn on the heater in your home, it can make the air even drier. Dry air can make your skin feel rough and itchy. It can also make your throat feel scratchy and your eyes dry. Dry air can also make you more susceptible to sinus issues, and in some cases, even more serious respiratory issues.
But that’s not all. Dry air can cause static electricity which has detrimental effects on your electronics. Since many home appliances are “smart” they can be damaged by the presence of static electricity. Wood floors and furniture can even age and need attention prematurely if the air inside your home is consistently dry.
Even more, dry air makes the temperature in your home feel colder than it really is. This means you might be turning up the thermostat more and spending more on utility costs than you need to
Whole House Humidifier: A Comfort Game Changer
The magic of a whole house humidifier is that it works with your home’s heating system. Let’s say you have a furnace. Even well-maintained furnaces age and become less efficient. If you’re thinking about a new furnace installation or even a new heat pump system, it’s also the perfect time to think about adding a whole house humidifier. With the 2023 inflation reduction act HVAC system rebates, you could even put some money back into your pocket with a furnace and humidifier.
If replacing your HVAC isn’t on the home project to do list, no worries. Contact Brackett to learn how upgrading your heating system to include a home humidification system, can be just the ticket to a more comfortable and cozy home this winter.
- Even Comfort Throughout: A house humidifier can send moisture to every room in your home. This means every room can feel cozy and warm, not just the ones with a portable humidifier.
- Save on Energy Bills: Because humidified air feels warmer, you might not need to turn up the heat so high. This can save you money on your energy bills.
- Better Health: Dry air can be tough on your body. Adding moisture can help keep your skin, eyes, and throat feeling good. It can also help reduce some of the problems caused by dry air, like static electricity.
Furnace Installation and Furnace Replacement
If you’re thinking about furnace installation or furnace replacement, it’s a great time to consider a whole house humidifier. When Brackett HVAC technicians come to work on your furnace, they can easily add a humidifier at the same time. This way, your heating system and humidifier can work together perfectly.
What’s nice is that a whole house humidifier doesn’t need lots of care. Once it’s set up, the humidifier works quietly in the background. It can pull water directly from your home’s water supply, so you don’t have to fill it up every day like you would with a small point-of-use humidifier.
Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Home
There are a few things to think about when choosing a humidifier:
- Size of Your Home: A whole home humidifier is designed to add moisture to a big space. If you have a large home, this is an excellent choice. If you live in a small apartment, a portable humidifier might be enough. Call Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing for more information about your specific circumstances.
- Your Home’s Heating System: If you have a furnace, a whole house humidifier can be added pretty easily. But if you don’t have a furnace, there are other options available. Brackett can help with that, too. Make an appointment today.
- Budget: A whole house humidifier can cost more upfront than a small, portable one. But remember, it can save you money in the long run by reducing your heating bills. Plus, it can make every room in your home super comfortable.
Comfort Specialists in Evansville, Indiana
Winter doesn’t have to mean dry, uncomfortable air in your home. With the help of a humidifier, especially a whole house humidifier, you can keep every room in your home feeling cozy and warm.
If you’re planning a furnace installation or furnace replacement, it’s the perfect time to add a humidifier to your home’s heating system. It’s a simple step that can make a big difference in your comfort and even your health.
So, as winter approaches and you’re thinking about how to avoid the cold outside, also think about your home’s indoor environment, including the air quality. With the right humidification system from Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing, you can create a warm and cozy oasis, no matter the temperatures outside.