Low Humidity Affects Health and Home
Humidification—the process of adding moisture to the air—is one of the most important aspects of indoor comfort. A whole-home humidifier is one of the most effective ways to add the proper amount of humidity to your indoor air and prevent the problems caused by dry air.
The Effects of Dry Air
- Low humidity can increase your likelihood of getting colds, flu, and other respiratory ailments. Viruses thrive in low humidity. In addition, drier air can aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms.
- Low humidity causes walls, woodwork, and hardwood floors to crack.
- Electronics can fall victim to static electric charges, requiring costly repair or replacement.
- Low humidity can make you feel cold at normal temperatures and then cause you to turn up the thermostat. This leads to higher energy bills.
- Dry air can cause bloody noses, dry mouth, dry and itchy eyes, sore throats, cracked or itchy skin, and painful static shocks.
A whole-home humidifier is designed to deliver the perfect amount of moisture to your home, making you more comfortable at lower thermostat settings. According to the EPA, every degree you lower your thermostat can result in a four percent savings on your heating bill.
Sabre installs your whole-home humidifier directly to your central heating and cooling system, providing whole-home comfort, unlike portable units that only address a single room. Call us and we can provide you with all your humidifier options.