Humidifiers for Homes | Chicago Air Quality Solutions
As we enter the peak of Chicago winter weather it is important to maximize your indoor comfort. Dry winter air is both annoying and problematic in many ways. If you have radiant heat, dry air is not a problem. If you have a furnace, it is a big one. Portable humidifiers provide zoned relief, but whole house units treat your entire indoor space. In fact, installing a whole home humidifier is the best way to insure that your family remains comfortable and healthy all winter long.
Humidifiers for Homes Provide Health Benefits
Dry air causes several problems when it comes to the health of your family. The obvious signs are dry skin and nasal passages. Dry skin can crack and bleed. Dry nasal passages can leave family members more susceptible to colds and viruses. A whole home humidifier, such as an Aprilaire® Bypass or Powered Humidifier, immediately solves these issues. Viruses and bacteria move freely in dry environments. Humidity saturates the air with moisture, making it denser. This makes it harder for colds and flu to travel in the air. In addition, the air will be comfortable and static free.
Home Humidifiers Protect Your Home
If you care about the home you own, install a humidifier. This is especially true if you have hardwood floors. Low moisture environments can cause wood to crack. Also, Electronic devices and equipment in your home can be damaged by static electricity build up. Humidifiers for homes remedy these problems. That being said, you will want to pay attention to your humidifier settings. Setting your humidity too high can lead to condensation on windows and damage to trim around doors and windows. Fortunately, smart thermostats can keep it all in check.
Humidifiers provide comfort and protection to both your family and home. At Polar Heating and Air Conditioning, our Indoor Air Quality experts can provide you with the solution that works best with your budget. Whether you are looking for a powered humidifier, or a bypass model, Aprilaire® has many options. Contact us today for a free estimate.