Maintaining the correct level of humidity in your home is essential in controlling many health concerns as well as providing family comfort. Doctors often associate bloody noses, allergy attacks, asthma attacks, dry mouth, dry, itchy, eyes, sore throats, cracked dry skin, dermatitis and other family health concerns to low humidity environments. Dry air is linked to an increased likelihood of spreading colds, flus, and other upper respiratory infections, as well as decreasing the body’s own resistance against infections of all types.
In addition to personal health concerns, dry air can damage the home as well. Wood floors, walls, and furniture can dry and crack, and due to the static electrical buildup, home appliances can malfunction, or require frequent and costly repairs. Lastly, humidity in the air makes the occupants feel warmer, thus leading to a lessening need to turn up the thermostat on furnaces or other heating sources, thus leading to a reduced energy bill.
Installing a home humidifier is an excellent measure to protect your home and family, but, often, homeowners are concerned about the possibility of increased water usage. Traditional home humidifiers, depending on the model you choose and the size of your home, use between 1.5 to 12 gallons per day while the furnace is operating. This added water consumption has an impact on the environment as well as on your personal water bill.
The experts at Hansen Plumbing recommend installing a water conservative humidifier. One example is the Aprilaire Model 400 Humidifier, which has a drainless system, eliminating standing water or the need for a drain and minimizing water consumption.
The Aprilaire Model 400 Humidifier provides your home with optimal levels of humidity control so that you can relax and enjoy the comfort and associated health benefits of a properly humidified home while doing your part to conserve water and protect the environment. Contact Hansen Plumbing for professional installation and maintenance of your new water conservative humidifier.