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Is a Humidifier Really Worth It?

So… one thing’s for sure, it’s really cold here in Oregon.

You’re probably dreading running out to your car in the early chill of the winter mornings, keeping those extra heavy layers on deck, and really putting your heater to work to keep your home in great shape. If you’re suddenly realizing that your heating system just isn’t cutting it, then it might be time for you to consider some different tactics.

Sometimes your home’s heater isn’t the problem—it’s the lack of humidity. Yes! You read that correctly. It might seem a little outlandish, but this is really the case. Make sure that you contact us when you want a great humidifier in Salem, OR. We’re the team of professionals that are going to have your back.

Humidity is Your Friend

So we live in a part of the country that doesn’t experience such extreme levels of humidity and, yet, humidity is still something that’s regarded with much distaste. We understand this sentiment though. By default, when you think of humidity you’re thinking of an unbearably balmy day in central Florida even if you’ve spent every day of your life in the dry desert of Nevada. Humidity has a bad rep, but we’re here to set a few things straight.

Humidity is an ally in your home in winter. Humidity acts as an insulant for your body. The reason that humidity makes heat so unbearable in summer is that it makes the process of water evaporating from your body a lot harder. While this is a detriment in the high heat of summer, it’s a great thing for your home in winter. You can think of humidity as an invisible warm, fuzzy blanket to keep you warm.

Without humidity, your heater is going to work much harder than it needs to. Now let’s get into how a humidifier works.

How a Humidifier Works

So at Advantage Heating & Air Conditioning, we only work with whole-house humidifiers. These humidifiers are installed within your home’s HVAC system and work with this system to distribute humidity throughout every inch of your home.

This sounds great, right? But why is this such a benefit for your home? Why is dry air such a detriment to your home?

The Benefits of a Humidifier and the Detriments of Dry Air

So dry air is a problem because…

  • It dries out your skin, hair, and nails leaving you uncomfortable
  • It causes your wooden furnishings to dry out and crack
  • It can make it much harder for you to get over a cold because your mucus membranes and sinuses dry out

A whole-house humidifier helps you in the following ways…

  • It helps you feel warmer in cooler temperatures
  • It keeps your body hydrates
  • It helps you avoid the colds or get over a cold much faster
  • It helps you rely on your heater less and lower your energy bills as a result

Come to our team when you want to learn more about a humidifier for your home.

Contact Advantage Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment with the professionals on our team. Oregon’s best since 1992, We Bring Our A Game.

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