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Make Your Skin Feel Better and Your Wallet Get Bigger with a New Humidifier
As the weather gets colder and the air gets drier, you might be shivering at the expectation of a major increase in your furnace bills and dry skin. However, during the cold months, there is a better and cheaper way to maximize your home comfort: humidifiers.
What Does a Humidifier Do?
Humidifiers can be a big game-changer in the home comfort category. Portable and whole-house humidifiers can make a significant difference in your overall comfort and health by adding an element of moisture into the dry air in your home. As the humidifier emits water into your airflow to increase humidity through several processes (evaporation, steam, ultrasonic, and impeller), cold weather ailments are decreased.
Air that is too humid or dry can contribute to allergies, dry or itchy skin, and other pesky cold weather conditions. In the cold and dry months, a humidifier can improve your indoor air quality and can make you feel a lot more comfortable.
Types of Portable Humidifiers:
Evaporative humidifiers work by having a basin or filter to soak up water. A fan blows the moisture against the filter allowing for the water to be evaporated and exert humidity into the air. This type should be cleaned often to prevent mold growth.
Steam humidifiers use electricity to heat water to a boil until it emits steam. Since this option can cause burns, it is recommended to be kept away from children and does not have to be cleaned as frequently.
Ultrasonic humidifiers work by using ultrasonic vibrations to emit a cool mist into the air. They do not use any filters or electricity to humidify the air. It is suggested to fill these humidifiers with distilled water for the best results. Regularly change the water for maximum use.
Impeller humidifiers use fast-cycling discs to propel water through the diffuser, breaking the water into mist-sized droplets to humidify the air. This type has no risk of burns, is kid-friendly, and is easy to maintain
A whole-house humidifier comes in different types with one active similarity: through adding water vapor into your space, they all humidify an entire home. Whole-house humidifiers are installed directly to your HVAC system. For homeowners who live in dry or cold climates, whole-house humidifiers can be a reliable option for keeping your health and home value efficient for the long run.
The humidifier is placed into your duct system and adds a controlled amount of moisture into the air that is being pulled and pushed. Once installed, you will have the capability to control the amount of humidity monitored through a humidistat. If you have preferences over the general comfort of your space, this option is a great solution for you!
What Can I Use a Humidifier For?
Depending on the type of humidifier you invest in, whether it is the portable or whole-house option, humidifiers can be used to treat many internal and external cold-weather symptoms:
- Dry skin
- Sore throat
- Bloody noses
- Headaches and congestion
- Chapped lips
- Lower utility bills
Providing comfort since 1970, we have what it takes to keep you comfortable year-round. Don’t let a dry climate disrupt your comfort, give the experts at Blaine Heating & Air Conditioning a call instead!