A whole house humidifier are larger units installed directly into your central heating and cooling system, and deliver humidity to the entire home instead of just one room. If your home suffers from the type of dry air common in most homes during the winter months (furnaces can easily reduce humidity levels to 5 or 10%), a whole house humidifier is easily the best choice for you.
The Benefits of a Humidifier
HomeAdvisor reports that “most homeowners mistakenly think that the main benefit of a humidifier is to alleviate the minor health irritations (dry noses, throats, and skin) that are commonplace with dry air. While home humidifiers do help with these nuisances, they also perform a few other useful functions.
- Home Humidifiers are Good for Your Health: Most people don’t realize it, but dry air is actually the perfect breeding ground for many viruses that cause flu and cold symptoms. This factor is one of the primary reasons cold and flu seasons start about the same time that everyone’s furnace starts working overtime. Maintaining an ideal humidity level in your home is a good preventative measure against getting the sniffles, or something worse, during the winter months.
- Humidity Is Good for Your Home: When the humidity in a home drops, so does the moisture level of everything it’s made out of, and everything in it. Doesn’t sound like a big deal, until you realize that low humidity can cause wallpaper to peel, wood flooring to dry out, separate, and crack, and wood furniture to crack and split. That being the case, setting up a home humidifier can save you from some serious repair bills down the road.
- Humidity Makes the Air Feel Warmer: A final reason to install home humidifiers is because dry air feels cooler than humidified air. This is largely due to the amount of moisture dry air wicks off your skin. Put 2 and 2 together, and you’ll quickly realize that the warmer you feel, the less your furnace will be running. In other words, installing a home humidifier can also save you money on utility bills, since you won’t set your thermostat as high when your home’s humidity is maintained at an ideal level”.
Lennox® Whole-Home Humidifiers
Every Lennox® product has been engineered to deliver best-in-class comfort and efficiency. And when two or more Lennox products are working together as part of a system, the results are truly outstanding.
Whatever your home, lifestyle and budget, there is a Lennox system that can meet your needs.
The ideal balance for your home and family
A Healthy Climate® whole-home humidifier adds moisture to your home’s air and works with your heating system to circulate it to every room. That means you can stay warm and cozy without the problems associated with dry air, such as skin irritations and sore throats.
Up to 17 gallons of moisture per day can be added to your home’s air.
More effective than portable units
Healthy Climate bypass humidifiers use your air handler or furnace fan to direct humidified air through your home. As whole-home systems, they offer greater comfort than portable units.
Less intrusive and easier to maintain
A Healthy Climate® bypass humidifier attaches directly to your furnace or air handler, making it much less intrusive and easier to maintain than portable units.
Humidifies without producing ozone
Unlike some portable indoor air quality systems on the market, Healthy Climate® humidifiers make your home healthier without producing ozone.
Control that’s easy and automatic
An optional automatic control helps you keep humidity precisely where you need it, so you don’t have to think about it.
If you are interested in getting a quote for a Whole-Home Humidify, give TRUST Heating & Air a call at 678-926-9676.