Humidifiers in Gaithersburg, Germantown, and Surrounding Areas
There are a number of things that can worsen the air quality in your home. One of the first, and most frustrating, is low humidity. During the winter each year, humidity levels drop sharply and it can become quite dry. Most people see this as an inconvenience, but it can also be a health problem and can damage your home’s furniture and upholstery while costing you money.
If you are interested in having a humidifier installed in your home, now is the time to call Tuckers. Our indoor air quality specialists will work with you to select a system that matches the specific needs of your home and ensure you never again need to worry about humidity issues.
Why Humidification Is Necessary
Low humidity is a problem for many reasons. First, it immediately reduces the efficiency of your heating system. Humidity in air holds heat, so the less humidity in your home, the less effectively the heat from your heating system remains in the living spaces where you want it.
In especially low humidity environments, the heat will escape quickly by rising to the top of the house. This costs you money because your system will be forced to run longer and at a higher setting.
Another problem caused by low humidity is dryness that can worsen illnesses like the common cold or flu. Dry skin, lips and throat can worsen colds and flu symptoms and make it harder to recover. Dry skin by itself is very uncomfortable as well.
Finally, low humidity can cause damage to your furniture by drying it out. Wood can begin to peel and upholstery will dry and crack if the stretch of low humidity lasts long enough. A good humidifier negates these problems and ensures your home is comfortable and healthy.
Choosing a Humidifier for Your Home
There are many types of humidifier on the market to choose from. The most effective, if you have a forced air heating system, is one that attaches to your ductwork at or near your air handler. These systems can be easily connected to your water line and will supply regular humidity control to your entire house. Some can even be connected to a digital thermostat for easy humidity control.
The other option is a standalone unit that can be installed near the air handler or on each floor of your home. These units are better suited for homes without air handlers or ductwork.
If you are ready to learn more about how humidifiers can reduce the cost of your heating bill, improve your health and keep your furniture dark and full of luster, call Tuckers today. Our team of trained indoor air quality specialists will work with you to select the perfect humidifier and get it running for your home fast.