If the air in your Boulder City, Nevada, home is too dry, your heater won’t be able to work at peak efficiency. All HVAC systems remove moisture from the air when they run. In this desert climate, keeping your house from getting too dry is essential, especially in fall and winter when the air is even drier than normal. A humidifier can provide energy savings, added comfort and greater protection.
More moisture evaporates from people’s skin in cold weather, making the temperature seem cooler and less comfortable. You’ll have to use your heater more to stay comfortable in dry air.
With a humidifier, you can save power and extend your HVAC system’s life by avoiding wear. Choose a whole-home model or a more compact portable version that works in one room at a time. Both types will eventually pay for themselves by helping you conserve energy.
Using a humidifier in winter can prevent many common problems, including:
- Dry skin
- Eye irritation
- Sore throats
- Chapped lips
A humidifier can reduce asthma, allergy and cold symptoms, and it can also prevent unpleasant static shocks. Many programmable thermostats will monitor your home’s humidity, and some can connect to your humidifier. They can turn it on automatically when your humidity is too low and shut it off before it becomes too high. Therefore, you won’t have to do much yourself to ensure your home’s humidity is at the proper level.
Regulating the humidity in your home will prevent damage. As a result, it’ll keep you from worrying about inconvenient, expensive repairs. Dry air often leads to peeling paint and cracked wood floors or furniture. Static can damage your electronics in dry air as well. A humidifier could keep you from having to replace your TV or computer after a static discharge.
Sun Country Heating & Cooling is a Trane Comfort Specialist with more than 10 years of HVAC experience. We can help you with a range of services, including improving your indoor air quality. For friendly, knowledgeable service, call us anytime at 702-534-3375.
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