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Why Do I Need a Humidifier in Colorado?

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Our average humidity levels in Denver, CO stay pretty low. This can be a good thing, especially during the summer months, but when humidity goes too low, it can be uncomfortable and at its worse, cause damage. Room humidifiers can add some moisture to dry air, but a more effective approach is a whole-home humidifier.

How Does a Humidifier Work?

A whole-home humidifier is installed directly onto your heating and cooling system and adds moisture into the air. You can set the exact level of humidity you want, giving you excellent control over the comfort level in your home. The moisture can be added in a few ways, depending on what type of humidifier you choose from APC Plumbing & Heating.

What Are the Benefits of a Humidifier?

Whole-home humidifiers can offer you several benefits:

  • Retention of air temperature – having the correct amount of moisture in the air helps keep it comfortable, particularly during the winter months. Dry air will always feel cooler because humidity holds heat. This may be great in the summer, but not so much during winter.
  • Energy efficiency – because humidity holds heat and makes the air feel warmer, you may be able to lower your thermostat a couple of degrees during the winter. According to the EPA, you can save up to 4% per year on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat.
  • Good for wood products and furnishings – furniture, your walls, cabinets and wood flooring can crack, shrink and splinter from lack of moisture; wall and ceiling paint can crack and peel, too. By keeping the right amount of humidity in the air, you can sustain the life of your wood products and furnishings and your painted surfaces.
  • Better health – dry air can contribute to illness and allergy attacks by drying out the mucous membranes of your body. It is not uncommon for people to suffer from nose bleeds, dry skin, itchy eyes and frequent colds due to a lack of humidity.

Keep Your Air Healthy with a Humidifier

Since 1984, APC Plumbing & Heating has helped numerous customers in Denver, CO increase the quality of their indoor air. If you are seeing evidence that the humidity in your home is too low, call us today and schedule an appointment to discuss how a whole-home humidifier might help you.

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