Humidifiers add moisture to dry air. They are especially useful during the winter when heating your Las Vegas home further dries the air, causing uncomfortable, dry, itchy skin and other problems. If you’re considering investing in a whole-house humidifier, here are some features to keep in mind.
Bypass, Fan, or Steam
Bypass humidifiers pass the air in your home’s ducts over a wick-and-water panel. They use the fan in your furnace to spread the warm humid air. A fan humidifier works similarly but uses its own fan and, therefore, can be used at any time, not just when the furnace is in use. A steam humidifier heats water until it boils and uses the steam to humidify your house.
A humidistat is the device that measures the humidity in the air, shuts the humidifier off when it’s reached the target percentage, and turns it on again when the humidity dips down. Most humidifiers will have a humidistat included. Check with your HVAC expert to make sure the one you are considering has a humidistat.
Humidifiers come in different sizes to accommodate various square footages. You’ll want one that’s capable of easily keeping your house at the correct humidity level for your health and comfort. Some humidifiers also put out more gallons of moisture than others, so they’ll humidify faster.
On average, moister air feels warmer, so you will potentially be saving money on your heating bill because you’ll be able to set your thermostat to a lower temperature to conserve energy and still be comfortable in your home.
Humidity is important to your health. Dry air increases sinus discomfort and your chances of suffering from allergies or colds. Having a humidifier to keep your house at a healthy humidity level is a smart move. Call KO Mechanical Services today at 702-827-5875 to talk with one of our qualified professionals.
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