Humidifier Services in Springfield, OH
When the weather becomes cold here in the Miami Valley and our home heating systems are running full time, the air is almost certain to become extremely dry. This isn’t good if you don’t have a good working humidifier. Springfield Heating & Cooling offers homeowners in Greater Springfield and Greater Dayton the full spectrum of humidification services, including whole-house humidifier installation and humidifier repair for those having problems.
In any case, without adequate levels of humidity, wintertime’s excessively dry winter air can wreak havoc on your home, your breathing and health; dry air causes skin cracking skin. This affects everyone in the home, including family members. Furthermore, dry air can even cause damage to the house itself. It can dry out and warp our flooring, our cabinetry and furniture; it can damage other types of woodwork and wood trim. If you’ve ever experienced that shock of static electricity during the winter, you should know this is a sure sign of low humidity. Call us today so we can address that dry air. Best of all, managing your humidity levels during the winter is actually good for your home heating system. Humidifiers help furnaces do their job easier because moisture holds heat.
What is a Humidifier?
If you have dry air in your home, you should know you have an indoor air quality problem. Poor indoor air quality like this can lead to more than just an unpleasant odor; it can cause fatigue, headaches, sinuses and difficulty breathing. Even issues with static electricity or sleep problems are often signs of inadequate ventilation or humidity levels. Frequent filter changes are a good indication that the air needs improving — otherwise you might find yourself struggling with serious health concerns! If you’ve ever experienced that shock of static electricity during the winter, you should know this is a sure sign of low humidity. Call us today so we can address that dry air. Best of all, managing your humidity levels during the winter is actually good for your home heating system. Humidifiers help furnaces do their job easier because moisture holds heat.
4 Types of Humidifiers
If your home is too dry, you should consider investing in a humidifier to add moisture to the air. Springfield Heating & Cooling offers the full line of humidifiers to help you optimize your home heating system in the winter and relieve dry air conditions. You can also lower humidity problems, such as wood damage, dry skin, chapped lips, flu symptoms, and allergy and asthma flare-ups. Below are the different types of humidifiers available:
Whole Home Humidifier
Whole Home Humidifier or whole-home humidification units are installed directly into a homeowners HVAC system and work effectively to humidify the dwelling evenly throughout.
These are also called a “cool mist humidifier.” They utilize a rotating disc that emits water through a diffuser. This breaks larger droplets up into a fine mist. They are considered a child-friendly option, and require minimal energy to humidify a larger area. The downside is that they can be noisy and a home for bacteria, which tends to gather around the filter.
These single units add moisture to the room it is placed in. Similar to how a boiling pot of water evaporates and sends moisture to the air, an evaporator humidifier works the same way. They are small and relatively inexpensive options. However, they’re only intended for a small area.
These portable units can be found at your area drugstore or online but keep in mind, they are known to cause burns. Be careful using them if you have pets or small children.
Buy Today, Pay Over Time with HVAC Financing
It can be expensive to replace and install home HVAC units. However, paying for repairs and work needed for your older equipment can be even more expensive. If you currently have outdated, inadequate HVAC equipment, we offer budget-friendly options to help optimize your home’s heating, cooling, and ventilation.
Benefits of Humidifier Installation
Reduce the risk of illness
Bacteria and viruses can’t travel as well in moist air. It is possible that using a humidifier might prevent you from catching a bug during the cold season. In any case, dry air can cause a host of health-related problems.
Prevents morning sore throat
Because overly dry air affects your vocal cords, it can leave you with a dry, scratchy throat in the morning. Keeping the air moist and maintaining humidity levels during the winter helps provide relief to your vocal cords, especially while you sleep.
Have you ever woken up with a dry nose that felt stiff during the winter? Even if you don’t have a cold, winter air dries out the sinuses and lowers one’s immunity to airborne and other bacteria. More moisture in the air means more comfortable sinuses.
Reduces heating costs
Throughout the summer months here in the Miami Valley Ohio area, the more the humidity you have in the air, the warmer it feels inside your home. Humidity is what makes the place feel warmer. By adding moisture to the air in your home during these months, you save money on your home heating costs and keep the place feeling more comfy.
Not enough moisture in the air in your home can cause wood furnishing, woodwork and wood flooring to crack and even split. Using a humidifier helps preserve the integrity of the wood in your home.
If you or someone in your home snores at night, it might be related to dry sinuses, which makes snoring worse. A moist environment that has ideal humidity levels can soothe dry sinuses, lower snoring levels and bring you the comfort conducive to a good night’s sleep.
General Humidifier FAQ
What is the ideal level of humidity to maintain?
The ideal level of humidity to maintain in a home or office environment is approximately 40 to 60 percent. Some experts say to keep it below 50 percent. Nevertheless, the relative level of humidity should never exceed 60% for any extended period of time, as it causes condensation and leads to the growth of bacteria, allergens and other harmful microorganisms.
What size humidifier do I need?
If you’re looking for humidity control for your whole house to protect wood and create a more comfortable environment that costs less to heat, give us a call or see our whole-home humidifier special offer.