If you have lived in the Spokane area for very long you know how dry our air can be. You also know how uncomfortable that dry air can be – especially in the wintertime when you crank up the furnace. As a local company dedicated to total home comfort, we can help you achieve the optimal level of humidity through the use of a whole-home humidifier.
Banner Furnace and Fuel can install humidifiers from respected manufacturers, including Aprilaire, Lennox and Daikin. Our certified technicians can also repair humidifiers, no matter the make or model.
A whole-home humidifier is one of the most effective ways to add the proper amount of humidity to the air in your home. And having the proper relative humidity level (RH) is key to maintaining your family’s health and home. A whole-home humidifier helps you achieve the optimal level of moisture in the air so you feel more comfortable at a lower thermostat setting.
Whole-home humidifiers are installed as part of your central heating and cooling system. Unlike portable units that discharge moisture into a single room, a central system provides comfort to the entire living space. You never have to worry about too much humidity because the systems we install monitor moisture levels in the house and distribute just enough water into the air to achieve the optimal balance.
Humidifiers require very little maintenance – maybe once or twice a year. Compare that to a portable unit in which you have to constantly clean and fill the tank.
Benefits of a Whole-Home Humidifier
Prevent illnesses and discomfort
Low humidity can increase the risk of upper respiratory sicknesses, including colds. Viruses thrive in environments of low humidity. Dry air can also aggravate asthma. It can lead to dry mouth, nose bleeds, sore thoats, and itchy skin.
Protect your home
Low humidity can damage your home. Air with low levels of moisture causes woodwork to crack. It also leads to greater levels of static electricity, which can damage home electronics.
Reduce heating and cooling costs
Low humidity can cost you more money. Low humidity can make you feel colder. When you feel colder you turn up the thermostat, and when you turn up the thermostat you spend more money burning fuel. In the long run, having the right humidity level in your home can save you money on fuel costs.