We may not have the heat on full-time yet, but we soon will, and if you suffer from dry eyes, noses and throats each year because of your heat, there’s too little humidity in your home. This may not seem like a big deal, but too little humidity can actually cause as many problems as too much humidity, particularly when it comes to personal health. Adding a simple room humidifier, or several, doesn’t do the job necessary. Instead, you’ll want to consider the benefits a whole house humidifier can offer.
It’s Part of Your Heating System
One of the reasons adding a humidifier to your heating system rather than opting for single room humidifiers is that the component is integrated with your existing heating system. This means all of the air in your home is humidified, not just a small part of it. How does this happen? The humidifier humidifies the air in your system before it is distributed to your home. This allows the air to be humidified evenly throughout your home. Depending on your choice, the air is moistened via steam or a cool mist. But you don’t have to monitor the humidifier yourself – all you have to do is set the humidistat for the component, which will likely be on your thermostat, and the humidifier does the rest.
Why Does Good Humidity Matter?
We mentioned above that too little humidity in your home can lead to a number of problems. Here are the more common ones:
- Dry eyes, noses and throats
- Decreased immunity due to dried out mucous membranes
- Itchy skin
- Nose bleeds
- Splintering and cracking of wood products, including flooring, furniture and structural beams
- Peeling and chipping of paint and wall paper
If you have experienced low levels of humidity in your home in Pittsburgh, let the indoor air quality experts from Boehmer Heating & Cooling help you out with the installation of a whole house humidifier.