Winter’s cold temperatures are tailor made for hot chocolate and sitting by the fireplace. Unfortunately, it also brings dry, uncomfortable air. At New Berlin Heating & Air Conditioning, we know how winter dryness can affect your skin, health, and indoor air quality. So, we’re sharing everything you need to know about a home humidifier and how it can (literally) save your skin.
Why so Dry?
Dry skin is one of the most frustrating parts of winter. Low humidity and harsh winds each play a role in sapping moisture from the air. That means there’s less moisture for your skin to soak up, leading to dryness, itchiness, and overall discomfort. Low humidity in the air also enables contaminants such as allergens and bacteria to circulate more easily, which can affect your health even further.
A Home Humidifier Offers Relief and Cost Savings
A humidifier is one of the best ways to treat dry skin and keep your family healthier at home. These systems add moisture back into the air, keeping your home humidity levels perfectly balanced.
And not only will it help your skin retain its natural moisture, a home humidifier also helps your house feel warmer, meaning you might be less inclined to turn up the thermostat for warmth. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), you can save as much as four percent on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat. That means more comfort for you and less money spent on energy.
Advantages of Whole-Home Humidifiers
While single-room humidifiers are still smart options, it makes more sense to consider a whole-home humidifier for these reasons:
- Convenience. Rather than remembering to refill a room humidifier’s tank every day, a whole-home system works alongside your heating system to add moisture to your house through the ductwork.
- Effectiveness. It’s better for your comfort and health to have balanced humidity levels in every room of the house.
- Energy efficiency. When you install a whole-home humidifier, it will eventually pay for itself in terms of energy cost savings—because humidified air feels warmer, allowing you to leave the thermostat lower.
For Home Humidifiers and so Much More, Turn to the Experts at New Berlin Heating
From emergency repairs to routine maintenance on your home comfort systems and beyond, residents throughout Southeastern Wisconsin trust the pros at New Berlin Heating because we treat them like family. We believe in keeping our promises to you, so call us for service today at 262-784-8889 or contact us online.