While heaters don’t remove moisture from the air like air conditioners do, having a humidifier in your home is important during the winter. Because of the condition of the ambient air during cold winter periods, many heating systems come with a built-in humidification system. There are many reasons why it’s important to maintain the proper humidity in your home in the winter.
Decrease the Workload of Your Heater
Having a higher level of humidity in your home can make everything seem warmer. It’s a documented fact that increased humidity in a space can allow you to set your thermostat a few degrees cooler and still be comfortable. This can reduce the workload on your heater, lower your energy bills, and save you money in the long run.
Increase Overall Air Comfort
Running a heater when it’s cold outside can make the air feel drier than it is. This occurs when cold, dry air has its temperature increased. Because warmer air can hold more moisture than cold air, the newly heated air will start to suck water from any source that it can find, including your skin and body. This can lead to nosebleeds and dry skin. Running a humidifier alongside your heater can add moisture as the air is heated.
Reduce the Effects of Cold Winter Air
Ambient air in the winter often has a lower water content than summer air. This is caused both by the lower temperature and because colder air can hold less water. In many places, air can be up to 10% drier than it is in the summer.
The team from NORCO Heating & Air Conditioning can assist with any heating or air conditioning repair, replacement, or maintenance project in Spokane, WA. We’re highly experienced with humidifiers and dehumidifiers, and we also offer an array of electrical services. Our NATE-certified technicians are committed to excellence. As a BBB-accredited company, we’re proud to maintain an A+ rating.
Give NORCO Heating & Air Conditioning a call today to learn more about how we could serve your needs in Spokane.