Whole-House Humidifiers—a Timely Installation as we Turn on the Heat

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Whole-House Humidifiers—a Timely Installation as we Turn on the Heat

Homes with a forced hot air furnace can be cozy in the winter, but the warmed air is also dry, which can cause problems. These include late-night coughing, static electricity, and dried wood furniture or floors.

If your central HVAC system is heated with forced hot air, you should consider installing a whole-house humidifier on the unit. With a whole-house humidifier, you can combat some of the common issues of dry indoor air.

Whole-house humidifiers solve problems associated with dry air
  1. The humidifier helps keep your home at the right humidity level day and night, keeping nasal passages and airways healthy.
  2. Properly humidified air can reduce virus transmission by up to 30% because dry indoor air and low humidity create an environment that’s favorable to cold and flu viruses.
  3. Cold dry air aggravates asthma, so humidification can reduce asthma flare-ups and help everyone sleep better.
  4. It sounds counterintuitive, but dry air may make you feel colder at normal temperatures. If so, you may want to turn up the thermostat and overheat your home (and add to your energy bill needlessly).
  5. Dry air can cause structural damage to your home’s interior and possessions—walls and woodwork can crack, wallpaper may peel, and electronic equipment is susceptible to static shock. A whole-house humidifier puts moisture in the air to mitigate these problems.
Install a whole-house humidifier and save through November 30

At Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric, we install Aprilaire whole-house humidifiers. These units are among the best on the market. They’re installed as part of the home’s HVAC system and are set to automatically deliver humidified air throughout every room. They are easy to maintain. And they’ll improve indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and your comfort.

Best of all, you can save $100 on a new installation or $50 on a replacement unit now through November 30.

Benefits of humidification for forced hot air heating systems
  • You’ll stay warmer at cooler temperatures (which will also help make your energy bill feel better).
  • Humid air is denser than dry air and stays in the house longer, resulting in lower energy costs); dry air rises and escapes the house more quickly, requiring your heating system to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature.
  • Static will be reduced, as will dry, scratchy throats and noses, dry skin or hair, and dry eyes.
  • The potential for respiratory infections will be reduced.
  • Your home’s environment will feel fresher.
  • And your furnishings and prized possessions—especially wood furniture and flooring, expensive electronics, and musical instruments—will be better protected from damage from air that is too dry.

One of our certified technicians from Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric will measure your unit and assess the best Aprilaire whole-house humidifier for your needs. Contact us today at 973-237-0505 or info@bloomfieldcooling.com and save $100 on a new humidifier or $50 on a replacement unit| through the end of November.

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