Why Use a Home Humidifier?

Home humidifiersA home humidifier can help you to maintain a more comfortable home, as heating and cooling systems can sometimes dry out the air inside your house. In the summer months, you will find that adding a humidifier can help your house retain the coolness provided by your air conditioning unit, and in the winter it will help prevent the air from getting too dry.

Benefits of a Home Humidifier

Whether you opt for an attachment to your furnace, a whole-house system, or utilize a room unit, having a humidifier can increase the comfort level of your home. For optimal health, it is recommended that your home maintains around a 40% humidity level on those rare winter days when the heat is going full blast and should not rise above 60% in the summer. If you are experiencing conditions such as a dry and bloody nose, or if you wake up in the morning with a dry and scratchy throat, your humidity is probably too low. There are now even travel humidifiers available as well as specialized units that are designed to help people with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Investing in a good humidifier is a great way to keep your home comfortable and healthy!

Maintaining Your Humidifier

If you have opted for a room unit, you will need to fill it with water every day and clean it on a regular basis. Cleaning your humidifier should occur at least once a week, and should be done thoroughly. Some models may be dishwasher safe which is the easiest way to go, but if yours needs to be hand washed be sure to clean it with soap. Because of the moisture that they create, humidifiers can become a breeding ground for bacteria and even mold if they are not properly maintained. Be sure to always fill your unit with clean, cold water. If your humidifier has a filter, be sure to change it as directed. You do not want to be putting dirty mist into your air, so be sure to clean and maintain your humidifier!

Air Conditioning and Heating You Can Trust

Want to learn more about how a humidifier can help to improve the air quality in your home? Contact Barker’s Heating and Cooling in College Station, TX. We provide the air conditioning and heating services that you need to keep your home safe and comfortable, give us a call today!