Winters in North Carolina can create dry, uncomfortable air inside the home. Dry air can also cause other problems, such as static electricity, difficulty in breathing or other respiratory problems and dry skin. The best way to counteract the problems associated with dry air is to use a humidification system in your home. Many people use portable humidifiers to keep humidity levels normal, but these units have their own problems. Whole-house humidifiers provide many additional benefits over individual room-by-room units.
Some of the problems associated with room-by-room units include:
- Uneven humidity.
- Pools of water around humidifier units.
- Too much humidity in the rooms with the humidifiers.
- Manual control.
- Inefficient humidity distribution.
- Large energy drain.
- Growth of mold or mildew due to high humidity levels.
The use of whole-house humidifiers eliminates these problems. A whole-house system is installed directly into your existing duct system, and often operated off of the same energy source as your heating or cooling system. This saves energy and money.
Whole-house systems also provide other benefits, such as an automatic on-off switch when humidity levels fall too high or too low inside your home, even distribution to all rooms in your house and protection for your furniture and electronics without the risk of water damage. A humidifier will blow a puff of moist air inside the rooms when humidity levels get too low, but the system will not overwhelm the room with too much moisture.
Installation of whole-house humidifiers is not complicated, and the purchase price is not much more than that of individual systems. A whole-house humidification system can provide safety, comfort and peace of mind to your North Carolina home during the harsh, dry, winter months.
For more information about whole-house humidification, contact us at Smoky Mountain Heating & Air. We provide Asheville residents with expert HVAC advice and care and are happy to answer any questions you have about humidifying your home or other HVAC issues.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about whole house humidifiers and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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