Quality, Efficient Humidifier Installation
A humidifier is a simple, cost-effective remedy for dry air in your home. In the winter, when most people have heaters running in their homes, their homes may have very dry air. Dry air can cause or increase irritation of the eyes and nose, nose bleeds, respiratory issues, sleep disorders, cracking or flaky skin, and other discomforts. Dry air can even affect the structure of your home, increasing the risk of cracking and warping. Installing a whole-house humidifier adds needed moisture back into the air and makes your home more comfortable. At The Mighty Ducts Heating & Cooling, we specialize in installing whole-house humidifiers in Hunterdon County, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Our humidifiers can make your home more comfortable and even improve the efficiency of your home’s heating system throughout the winter. Call us today to learn more about improving your home’s indoor air quality, reducing health issues, and other benefits of using a humidifier.
Types of Humidifiers
There are a variety of different types of humidifiers available, and the one you choose will depend on your symptoms, needs, goals, the age of your house, and your budget. You want a humidifier that reduces your risk of skin irritation, breathing problems, and other problems caused by dry air. The most common types of humidifiers are:
- Central or Whole House Humidifiers – A central or whole-house humidifier is installed directly into your home’s HVAC system. It increases humidity throughout the entire house. If you have a furnace, a humidifier can draw water from a nearby water pipe.
- Ultrasonic Humidifiers – An ultrasonic humidifier releases cool mist using sound waves.
- Impeller Humidifiers – An impeller humidifier releases cool mist using a rotating disk.
- Evaporators – An evaporator uses a fan to blow air through a wet belt, wick, or filter.
- Steam Vaporizers – A steam vaporizer uses electricity to create steam, which then cools and is released from the machine. It may be a safety issue if you have a baby, young child, or pet in your home.
What Does a Humidifier Do?
A humidifier adds moisture back into the air. Your home needs humidity, and humidity levels drop considerably in the winter. You should aim to have 30-50% humidity in your home year-round. Low humidity causes dry skin, irritated eyes and nose, throat irritation, itchy eyes, asthma, respiratory problems, chapped lips, and other uncomfortable problems. It can also affect the efficiency of your home’s heating and cooling system and increase the risk of cracking and warping in your home. As the humidifier releases water vapor or steam into the air, the moisture content in the air increases.
Humidifier Benefits: Improve the Health and comfort of Your Home
There are many benefits of using air humidifiers in your home. If you have dry air, humidifiers add the necessary moisture back into the air. Humidifiers for bedrooms or whole house humidifiers can ease allergy and asthma symptoms, keep hair and skin hydrated, reduce dry eyes and nose, and alleviate chapped lips and skin. Maintaining the proper humidity level in your home can also decrease the risk of airborne bacteria, viruses, fungi, and dust mites. A whole-house humidifier can also improve the comfort of your home and protect natural wood from cracking, warning, or sustaining other damage due to dry air.
Does My Home Need a Whole-House Humidifier?
A whole-house humidifier can work with almost any type of home heating system. Our experienced heating and cooling technicians can inspect your heating system, measure the humidity levels in your home with a barometer, and provide our professional recommendations as to whether your home needs a humidifier installation. If your home’s humidity levels are under 30%, a humidifier can significantly improve your home’s comfort and your family’s health.
Schedule a Consultation for Humidifier Installation
If you want to learn more about humidifier benefits in Hunterdon County, NJ, and the surrounding areas, call Mighty Ducts Heating & Cooling today or contact us online. We’ll schedule a consultation to evaluate the humidity levels in your home, check your home’s heating system or gas furnaces, and recommend a whole-house humidifier installation.