A whole home humidification system is a system that is installed in the ductwork of your home. It helps to add moisture to the air that is flowing through your home to prevent dry air. As a homeowner, you may wonder what the benefits of installing such a system are and whether it is something you should consider. Here are a few of the benefits associated with a whole home humidification system.
Preserves the Wood in Your Home
One of the benefits associated with a whole home humidification system is that it helps to preserve the wood items that are in your home. This may include wood flooring, wooden structural beams, wood paneling, wood furniture, and pianos.
When the air in your home is extremely dry, it causes wood to begin to dry out, which can cause it to crack, split or warp. Once this happens, you cannot reverse the damage done, and your only option is to replace the wood.
You can help to prevent wood from drying out by moisturizing your wood items, but most people forget to do this. A whole home humidification system helps to add moisture to the air, which ultimately helps to prevent your wood from drying out, even if you forget to properly care for the wood items.
Improves Your Health
A major benefit associated with installing a whole home humidification system is that this type of system may help to improve your health. Many health benefits are associated with breathing in moist air compared to dry air. Some of the health benefits include:
Sinuses not drying out
A reduction in allergies
Faster healing times from cuts, colds, and sores
A reduction in nose bleeds
Less chance of germs and viruses spreading in your home
Prevention of dry, cracking skin
Fewer asthma symptoms
Moisture in the air helps to filter out germs and bacteria and helps you to naturally get the humidity in your body to breathe better. All of this leads to health benefits for those who suffer from allergies, suffer from asthma, or get sick easily.
Reduces Your Energy Bill
One of the lesser known benefits associated with a home humidification system is that this type of system can help to reduce your energy bill during the winter months. It may sound strange, but humid air is actually warmer than dry air. As such, when air that has moisture in it is blowing through your home during the winter months, it helps you to stay warmer and helps to heat your home better than dry air.
This means that you may be able to keep your thermometer a couple of degrees lower than you would without a home humidification system, which results in a lower energy bill during the winter months.
Allows You to Sleep Better
The final benefit associated with a whole home humidification system is that those who install this type of system report that they sleep better. One of the main reasons for this is that humidity in the air moistens the nasal passages and throat, resulting in less snoring. This can help both the individual who snores and the person who listens to their spouse or partner snore all night.
Additionally, moisture in the air can help you from becoming sweaty and clammy while you sleep. This also allows you to get a better nights' sleep. If you struggle with sleeping through the night, this type of system may help you get the rest you need.
Many benefits are associated with installing a whole home humidification system in your home. If you want to have one installed in the greater Greenville County, Pickens County, or Spartanburg County areas, B & K Services can help. Contact us today for a free consultation or to obtain an estimate.