As we approach the time of jingle bells and sleigh rides, we notice the air in our home becoming a little too dry. While the change in temperature can be an enjoyable experience, your home thinks the exact opposite. Have you ever heard of a whole-house humidifier? Well, you’re about to!
Cold, crisp air is not capable of holding the amount of moisture necessary for the chillier months. A whole-house humidifier increases the humidity level in your home, making previously dry air comfortable and cozy.
There are pros and cons to humidifiers, so we’re here to give an overall picture before making your potential purchase.
Let’s first look at the benefits.
They are affordable.
The majority of humidifiers don’t require electricity. On average, you can heat up your entire home for around $500. How’s that for holiday cheer?
They can keep you healthy. Homes with dry air can cause sore throats, itchy skin, and a vulnerable immune system. A humidifier restores your environment into a breathable, bearable space.
They are automatic.
Having things done for you without asking is probably one of the greatest feelings in life. A whole-house humidifier is one of those things. When doing your research, notice that some humidifiers change the humidity level automatically. Sit back, relax and build that gingerbread house!
With all this being said, there are, unfortunately, a few cons to a whole-house humidifier.
While humidifiers themselves are not expensive, the installation of one can be taxing. Hiring an AC and heating company can help you better understand the process for optimal quality.
If you have or are looking to purchase an older model, you might want to think again. Older humidifiers are more susceptible to mold and mechanical failure.
The advantages of whole-house humidifiers outweigh the disadvantages by far. At Mendez AC and Heating, we know a thing or two about the indoor air quality of your home. Our professional and reliable technicians can not only make your home content but also ready for this holiday season.