One of the big advantages of living in Los Angeles is our dry heat. We don’t have to worry about the discomfort of a moist and muggy climate. But arid weather presents problems as well, although they aren’t as immediately apparent as those of high humidity. You may have never considered getting a whole-home humidifier installed where you live, but there are a number of benefits to doing so which may make you more comfortable and save you money. Perhaps a humidifier is the right tool to get the highest level of comfort in your house.
JW Heating and Air has experience with installing whole-home humidifiers in Los Angeles, so if you’re serious about getting one, contact us to set up an appointment.
Some of the benefits of a humidifier:
Increased comfort: Dry air will feel colder than moister air at the identical temperature. During times of the year when you need to warm your home, low humidity can make it difficult to reach the proper comfort level. With balanced humidity, you can lower the setting on your thermostat—which will save you money on your energy bill as well.
Improvements in health: Air with too little moisture in it can worsen problems with sinuses and lead to nose bleeds. It can also cause dry, cracked skin, sore throats, and damaged lips. Humidified air is helpful in combating germs that cause colds and flus. Keeping your air from getting too dry is especially important if there is an infant in your home.
Reduced damage to furnishings: An arid environment can cause damage to the wood surfaces of floors, tables, chairs, and other items in your home. Raising the humidity can prevent peeling and cracking on your furniture, giving it a longer life.
Of course, a humidifier set too high can create problems in the opposite direction, and will encourage bacterial growth. If you get a whole-home humidifier, keep the humidity level around 40%, which is an ideal balance of moisture in your air. If you notice condensation forming on your window, you may have the setting up too high.
The NATE-certified technicians on staff at JW Heating and Air serve Los Angeles for humidifier installation services. We also handle repairs on whole-home humidifiers. We’re ready to help with all your HVAC requirements!