Whole House Humidifier FAQs – The Problems

By: Brian Schutt  |  October 23, 2012

Whole House Humidifiers are increasingly becoming a must have as part of a home comfort solution. As such, we get questions from customers all the time about if their home needs one, what kind, and what benefits they’ll see. If you’ve made it this far, you probably have the same questions.

Before we get into the solutions, let’s talk homesenseabout many of the problems that are prompting homeowners to make the move to a whole house humidifier solution. As another Indiana winter gets ready to hit, the furnaces get kicked on and the air in your home gets drier and drier.

1) Drier air means drier skin, which is both annoying and possibly painful. If you’re like our family, we go out and get the extra moisture lotions and body washes to attempt to counteract the drier air, but it seems to barely scratch the surface.

2) Drier air means respiratory ailments and sinus pain. Anyone who’s ever had a cold in the winter knows that what begins as annoying can become painful as your sinus dry up. It’s not uncommon to have cracking and potentially bleeding as a result.

3) Drier air can exacerbate allergies. While humidity alone can’t knock out all the issues for allergy sufferers, similar to having a cold, the drier air can add fuel to the fire if you are allergic to dust mites, pollen, pet dander, and many other airborne allergies.

4) Drier air means more static electricity. While not as threatening to your health as the above issues, static electricity is certainly an issue many homes deal with during Indiana winters. Don’t be the guy with a sock stuck to his pants.

5) Drier air means potential damage to wood floors and furnishings. As moisture leaves your home, cracks can form in your expensive woods floors and furniture.

Sound familiar? Stay tuned to find out the solutions that we recommend for your home and family.

Brian Schutt

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is the co-owner of Homesense Heating | Cooling. Born and raised in Indianapolis, he loves the city and its people, and is committed to bringing a servants mindset into the heating and cooling industry. One of the ways he does that is to translate the technical language of HVAC into the manageable and understandable for homeowners.

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