At MTB, we take a scientific approach to every heating and cooling issue, and look for ways to improve our customers’ quality of life in any season.
Now that we’re in the thick of winter, humidity levels in homes are at their lowest. Did you know that with the heat running, humidity levels can drop as low as 30%? The ideal year-round level is 45-55%, so this drop is significant. Dry heat can irritate the passages in our noses and lower airways, cause skin to dry out and crack, and even make us more susceptible to cold and flu viruses. Low humidity can also damage wood, including hardwood floors, furniture and musical instruments, like pianos.
To fight back against the dryness of winter, MTB recommends a whole house humidifier. This helpful product connects directly to your furnace, and evenly distributes moisture throughout your home. By raising the humidity level, your home will feel more comfortable, and you can eliminate dry skin and scratchy throats, while also decreasing that annoying static electricity caused by dry indoor air. As an advantage over small portable humidifiers, the whole house system ensures consistent humidity in every room, without the need to monitor water levels. It all works through your existing heating system, making it easy for you all season long.
Best of all, a humidifier can save you money. Warm, humid air feels hotter than dry air because of the moisture it contains. And when the humidity in your home is at an ideal level, you can keep your thermostat at a lower setting and still feel comfortable.
Interested in learning more about the benefits of a whole house humidifier? Now is the perfect time, because MTB is offering a discount on the Aprilaire® 800 Whole House Steam Humidifier. To find out more, give the heating pros at MTB a call today: 704-321-9250.
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