While we all appreciate the comfort of a warm home during cold months,we don’t appreciate the uncomfortable dryness that comes with it.Heating our homes in winter can drop the humidity level inside as low as 30%. With so little humidity in the air, it is common to experience respiratory issues, an increase in allergy symptoms, and dry, itchy skin. Not to mention frequent unpleasant static electricity shocks! Low humidity can also affect wooden items in the home, such as furniture, hardwood floors and pianos.
A whole house humidifier is an ideal solution for combating the dry air. Installed directly into your heating and cooling system, it introduces humidity in the form of water vapor through your ductwork. The level of humidity is then monitored and controlled by your thermostat, just like the temperature, so that an even level of moisture is released into your home.
Not only will you enjoy health and comfort benefits, but also increased efficiency. Dry air makes the air temperature feel cooler than humidified air, so it means setting your thermostat higher to reach the same comfort level. But with a humidifier, you can set the thermostat lower and save on energy costs. The EPA reports that homeowners can save up to 4% on heating bills for every degree a thermostat is lowered. And with optimized humidity control, a home can qualify for the Green-Built Certification Program from the National Association of Home Builders.
MTB Heating & Air Conditioning offers whole house humidifiers for both new and existing HVAC systems. Now through March 31, 2018, MTB is offering $200 off the Honeywell Electrode Humidifier with HumidiPRO™controller.
To learn more or schedule an appointment, call us today – 704-321-9250
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