What is A Humidifier?

HumidifiersHumidification is the process of adding moisture into the air. It is an important aspect of indoor air comfort; however it’s the least understood. Most people hear humidity and think of the discomfort of hot, steamy summer days, yet when properly controlled, humidity offers many proven benefits to your health and comfort. In Texas, the need for a humidifier is most prevalent during the winter season when we turn on our heaters, which dries the air out.

What are the Signs I Need A Humidifier?

  • Health discomforts – low humidity can cause bloody noses, sore throats, cracked and itchy skin, dry eyes, and chapped lips.
  • Home damage – low humidity causes walls, woodwork, and hardwood floors to crack. Electronics build up a static electric charge that can cause expensive repair or replacement.
  • Frequent cold/respiratory symptoms – viruses that cause common colds and the flu thrive in low humidity. With dry, cracked skin people are more susceptible to infection giving germs a straight shot in.
  • Constantly turning up the heater – low humidity can make you feel colder then what the thermostat is reading, causing your heating bills to rise.

Whole House Humidifier

Not to worry, Service One is here to help! A whole house humidifier is installed directly to your home’s central heating and cooling system and is designed to deliver the perfect amount of moisture throughout your home. This in turn, will save you money. Every degree you lower your thermostat can result in up to 4% savings on your heating bill.

Maintenance of a whole house humidifier is easy and infrequent, requiring attention once or twice a year. Compared to that of portable humidifiers which require cleaning and maintenance each time they are used. Even better, the maintenance can be taken care of by our service technicians during your yearly membership maintenance visit.

Schedule an appointment online or call today to find out more about our whole house humidifiers.