Should I put a humidifier on my HVAC?

As most homeowners know (some all too well), moisture and your home can be a bad  combination. Depending on where that moisture is, it could even lead to some health  hazards. This is why it comes as a surprise to those same individuals to hear about the  possibility of adding a humidifier to their HVAC. Should you put a humidifier on your  system? Read on to find out. 

What role does an on-unit humidifier play? 

During the winter months, many homeowners will have in-room humidifiers. These are  often used to combat chronic issues such as dry skin, bloody noses, congestion, and  headaches. In addition, low humidity can increase static electricity within a home. Have  you ever kissed your spouse after walking on the carpet, only to get a small shock?  That wasn’t cupid’s arrow — it was the result of low humidity in your home. 

Do you want to add more moisture to your air? 

So in many cases, yes, you will want to add more moisture to the air. As mentioned, it  can help to mitigate several health issues. In addition, it can also help protect wood  products in your home, such as your dining room table and trim.  

But doesn’t moisture lead to mold? 

This is a valid concern. Indeed, one of the leading causes of mildew and mold in the  home is excessive moisture. If you’ve ever had a leak from your plumbing or a flood  from excessive rain, there’s a reason why drying things out is so important. Mold  thrives in dark, cold, and wet environments. 

So why do I have a dehumidifier in my basement? 

This is one of the reasons you probably have a dehumidifier in your basement. As that  room in your home is most prone to excessive moisture buildup, ensuring that it stays  at an optimal level of humidity is vitally important to reducing (and preventing) mold  growth. 

So should I put a humidifier on my HVAC? 

However, an on-unit whole-home humidifier serves a specific function: to restore the  lack of humidity in your home. This is usually a result of running your furnace in the  winter. The more the furnace recycles the air in your home and heats it, the drier your  home will become. 

A whole-home humidifier is a great way to combat that problem. In addition, the  settings within your unit can set the humidity to a certain level through what’s called a  humidistat. This functions like a thermostat, except it’s for the humidity in your home  instead of the temperature. 

If you experience any of the chronic health conditions we mentioned, it may be worth  considering adding a whole-home humidifier to your HVAC system. 

Helping Salt Lake City with all of their HVAC needs

Our team can help you decide if adding a humidifier to your HVAC system is the right  call. While there are several things to keep in mind before doing so, we’ll make certain  that your on-unit humidifier is installed properly and that you understand how to use it  correctly. 

Would you like to get an online quote for installing a humidifier or for any other HVAC related service? Then click here to get started!

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