Whole-Home Humidifier Installation in Newark, OH and Heath, OH
We at Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling are proud to serve as your local humidity control experts throughout Greater Columbus, Newark, Heath and throughout Central Ohio.
Whenever the weather gets super cold outside, the air in our homes is almost certain to become very dry. Our furnaces are running all the time! Those few exceptions in Ohio are those few homes that use humidifiers. Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling offers Central Ohio area homeowners and business owners the full selection of humidification services, including whole-house humidifier installation, whole house humidifier maintenance and humidifier repair.
Without adequate amounts of humidity, winter’s arid conditions can wreak havoc on your breathing and your health, causing dry skin that is prone to cracking. This affects everyone inside the home, including all your family members and visitors. Also, dry air can damage the home; it can dry out and warp our cabinetry, furniture, flooring, and other types of woodwork and trim. Static electricity is another sign of low humidity.
What is a Humidifier?
A humidifier is a device that adds moisture to the air in a specific room or area. This can help reduce symptoms of dryness, such as respiratory difficulties and irritated skin. Humidifiers also reduce static electricity and can help preserve items like furniture and musical instruments. In addition to providing comfort, humidifiers have multiple health benefits including reducing breathing issues and dry skin.
Humidifiers can be for single rooms, or small areas, or for entire homes or buildings. Whole-home humidifiers work with existing HVAC equipment to add humidified air to outgoing air before it goes into throughout the ductwork and into the home. They can also work independently of your HVAC equipment to maintain humidity levels even when the furnace or air handler isn’t in use as a stand-alone product.
Types of Humidifiers
If your home is too dry, you should consider investing in a humidifier to add moisture to the air. Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling offers a line of humidifiers to help you optimize your home heating system in the winter and relieve dry air and low humidity issues such as wood damage, chapped lips, dry skin, flu symptoms, and allergy and asthma flare-ups. Below are the different types of humidifiers available:
Central 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.
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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.
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.
With dry winter air there also comes static electricity in the form of shocks that are almost inevitable in some homes during the winter. No one likes a jarring jolt of a static shock or having their clothing stick to them. It’s not good for your electronics either. Using a humidifier helps reduce, if not eliminate, static electricity in your home during winter.
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 bills
During the summer months humidity in the air makes the home feel warmer. This is because moisture holds heat. By adding moisture to the air in your home during the winter, it’s no different. You save money on your heating bills.
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.
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General Humidifier FAQ
What is the ideal level of humidity to maintain?
Relative humidity levels should be kept between 30 and 50 percent in homes and businesses. Some say 40 and 50 percent. In any case, humidity levels above 50 percent are breeding grounds for bacteria, mold, dust mites and other pests. Humidity levels below 30 percent increase the risk of flu and cold viruses, creating uncomfortable respiratory symptoms.
What size humidifier do I need?
How much upkeep do humidifiers require?
If you’re looking for a humidifier that requires the minimal work to maintain the humidity level in your residence, you definitely should consider a whole-house humidifier from Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling. Portable humidifiers require constant maintenance that includes cleaning it and regularly filling the reservoir.