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4 Benefits of a Whole-Home Humidifier

Dry air in your home isn’t just uncomfortable, it can cause issues for your health and quality of items in your home. Rather than suffer through the winter months with itchy skin and warped wood floors, we suggest installing a whole-home humidifier. Here are just a few of our favorite benefits that a system will give you and your home.hardwood floors protected from whole-home humidifier

Preserve Your Floors and Home

Are you proud of your home’s original hardwood floors? We love the look and feel of hardwood, but it requires more TLC than other types of flooring, especially when it comes to your home’s humidity. With air that’s too dry, your flooring and furniture will shrink, warp and crack. Even worse, paper keepsakes like photos and books become brittle and crack.

Whole-home humidifiers maintain your home’s humidity to a safe and comfortable level between 30 to 50%. Within this safe range, the wood, paper, electronics, and drywall in your home are better protected and better preserved.

Improve Your Health

Dry air translates to dry sinuses, eyes, and skin. Your eyes get irritated, your skin becomes itchy, and your lips crack. In fact, your family is at a greater risk for respiratory illnesses and of suffering from asthma-like symptoms.

Whole-home humidifiers will moisturize your skin and nasal passages. The change will improve your breathing and even decrease snoring! That being said, you won’t put your home at risk for viruses and bacteria that thrive in moist air, because your whole-home system is self-regulated.

Lower Your Energy Bills

Air with more moisture is more comfortable — it’s that simple! The air may be at a lower temperature, but you will, in fact, feel warmer. Most homeowners with whole-home humidifiers will end up lowering their thermostats and in effect their heating bills, too.

Stay Comfortable with Less Effort

Maintaining the humidity in your home with small, portable units can get tedious fast. You’ll need to constantly monitor the humidity level to keep your home safe from the air that is both too dry and too wet.

With a whole-home system, you’ll get greater peace of mind by setting the humidity level and then forgetting about it. The system will do the heavy lifting of releasing moisture only when necessary.

For more information on the benefits of whole-home humidifiers, contact the Dalton comfort specialists today. We can answer all your questions and help you choose the right system for your home.

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