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Author: laura | October 5, 2017

Should I Get a Whole House Humidifier Installed this Winter?

Winters in Wisconsin are dry, and the lack of moisture indoors is damaging to your home and health, so it would naturally make sense to invest in a whole house humidfier to increases the humidity levels in your home.  Unlike portable humidifiers, whole house humidifiers ensures the right balance of humidity throughout the entire home, taking into consideration things like the outdoor temperature and relative humidity.

Whole House Humidifier Benefits

Prevent Colds & Flu
The ideal indoor air humidity level is around 30-40%, but here in Wisconsin especially in winter, our humidity levels are naturally closer to only 10%, which leave us more vulnerable to colds and flu.  Why? When your nasal passages are dry, you’re more vulnerable to the viruses and bacteria that cause colds and flu.  When humidity levels in your home are correct, your nasal passages have the mucus it needs to block airborne viruses and bacteria.

Protects Wood Floors & Furniture
Just like skin, hardwood floors and wood furniture can split and crack if there’s not enough moisture in the air. Adding a whole-house humidifier to your furnace can help preserve the integrity of the wood.

Lowers Heat Bill
Air feels warmer when humidity is higher.  Ensuring proper humidity levels in your home means you can turn the thermostat down a few degrees.

Prevents Dry Skin 
Wisconsin’s cold winters and the heat blasting through your home can leave otherwise supple skin, dry tight and itchy, especially areas like your hands which have fewer oil glands. Chapped lips and bloody noses can also be avoided by adding moisture to your home with a whole-home humidifier.

Reduce Snoring
Low moisture levels in your soft palate (the fleshy, flexible part toward the back of the roof of your mouth) and nasal passage ways can encourage snoring. Adding moisture with a humidifier can fight off the dryness that can lead to snoring.

Reduce Static Electricity
Comical yet annoying static electricity can be avoided by adding moisture to your air. So go ahead, pet the cat, slide your feet, and keep your underwear off your sweater this winter!

Control Electronics Shock
Static electricity is a very real danger to your electronic equipment – can you say adios flat screen or computer?

Milwaukee Whole House Humidifier Installation

Have questions about whole house humidifiers or other indoor air quality products? Capital Heating & Cooling has the answers! Contact us online or call 414.384.4822 schedule your whole house humidifier installation.


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