Dependable Humidifier Installation & Replacement in Clayton, OH and Englewood, OH
Winters here in the Greater Miami Valley are known for being bone-chilling cold. Additionally, if you’ve lived in a home without a humidifier, you know they can be incredibly dry as well. Without humidity, Ohio’s excessively dry winter air can wreak havoc on your breathing and health, causing dry and cracking skin. It can even cause damage to our cabinetry, furniture, flooring and other types of wood in our home. If you’ve ever experienced static electricity during the winter time, this is a sure sign of low levels of humidity. Call today to have your in whole-home humidifier installed!
Dependable Humidifier Installation in Clayton-Englewood, OH
Types of Humidifiers
Managing the humidity levels in a dwelling in Ohio is essential for health reasons, in addition to protecting possessions and maintaining indoor comfort. Experts say indoor humidity levels should fall between 30 to 50%.
While high levels of humidity can cause health problems and property damage, low humidity can cause these problems too. If your home is too dry, you should consider investing in a humidifier to add moisture to the air. This will optimize your home heating system in the winter and relieve dry air and low humidity problems like wood damage, chapped lips, dry skin, flu symptoms, and allergy and asthma flare-ups. Below are the different types of humidifiers available:
1. Evaporator Humidifier
These single units add moisture to the room it is placed in. Similar to how a boiling pot of water evaporates and sends moisture to the air, an evaporator humidifier works the same way. They are small and relatively inexpensive options. However, they’re only intended for a small area.
2. Impeller Humidifier
These are also called a “cool mist humidifier.” They utilize a rotating disc that emits water through a diffuser. This breaks larger droplets up into a fine mist. They are considered a child-friendly option, and require minimal energy to humidify a larger area. The downside is that they can be noisy and a home for bacteria, which tends to gather around the filter.
3. Central Humidifier
Central or whole-home humidification units are installed directly into a homeowners HVAC system and work effectively to humidify the dwelling evenly throughout.
4. Steam Vaporizers
These portable units can be found at your area drugstore or online but keep in mind, they are known to cause burns. Be careful using them if you have pets or small children.
5. Ultrasonic Humidifier
This is a single unit that puts moisture in the air with the use of high-frequency sound vibrations. These vibrations produce an extra fine water mist.
Dependable Humidifier Installation in Clayton-Englewood, OH
Benefits of Using a Humidifier
Because Ohio’s winter climate becomes so dry, whole-home humidifiers can be an important add-on component to maintain healthy indoor air quality. When there’s not sufficient moisture in the air circulating in a home, it can cause dry skin, frequent “shocks” and static to cling to clothing and bedding in addition to breathing problems and respiratory conditions. Additionally, dry air can damage your house itself because it’s hard on wood, antique furniture, houseplants, cabinetry, and other types of woodwork and flooring.
Reduce the risk of illness
Bacteria and viruses can’t travel as well in moist air. It is possible that using a humidifier might prevent you from catching a bug during the cold season. In any case, dry air can cause a host of health-related problems.
Minimize static electricity
With dry winter air there also comes static electricity in the form of shocks that are almost inevitable in some homes during the winter. No one likes a jarring jolt of a static shock or having their clothing stick to them. It’s not good for your electronics either. Using a humidifier helps reduce, if not eliminate, static electricity in your home during winter.
Have you ever woken up with a dry nose that felt stiff during the winter? Even if you don’t have a cold, winter air dries out the sinuses and lowers one’s immunity to airborne and other bacteria. More moisture in the air means more comfortable sinuses.
Lowers heating bill
Throughout the summer months the more the humidity in the air, the warmer it feels in the home. This is because the excess moisture in the air makes it feel warmer. By adding some moisture to the air in your home during these months, you’ll end up saving on your heating bills.
Softer healthier skin
The dry winter air zaps all that much-needed moisture from your skin causing dryness, which leads to flaking and accelerates aging. A humidifier can alleviate these damaging effects, and help you maintain vibrant looking skin.
Not enough moisture in the air in your home can cause wood furnishing, woodwork and wood flooring to crack and even split. Using a humidifier helps preserve the integrity of the wood in your home.
Prevents morning sore throat
Because overly dry air affects your vocal cords, it can leave you with a dry, scratchy throat in the morning. Keeping the air moist and maintaining humidity levels during the winter helps provide relief to your vocal cords, especially while you sleep.
If you or someone in your home snores at night, it might be related to dry sinuses, which makes snoring worse. A moist environment that has ideal humidity levels can soothe dry sinuses, lower snoring levels and bring you the comfort conducive to a good night’s sleep.
Faster recovery from illness
If you do wind up with a cold, the flu, or a sinus infection, a humidifier is a sure way to reduce your recovery and healing time. The moisture in the air helps you bounce back, keeping your nasal passages and throat moist. This minimizes symptoms like coughing and sneezing.
Healthier Pet & Plant Life
We aren’t the only ones affected by winter’s dry air. Our pets and plants living in the home are affected as well. Plant leaves begin to look droopy and the soil seems dryer than normal. Pets, depending on the type, are affected in other ways. Humidifiers help keep you and your pets and plants healthy.
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Why Choose Clayton-Englewood Heating & Cooling?
When it comes to anything related to a furnace or an air conditioner, or any sort of HVAC system, one call does it all when you reach out to Clayton-Englewood Heating & Cooling. Our home heating and cooling heroes have the prices you want, the HVAC services you need and the comfort you deserve. We offer heating when you need it and cooling when you want it — with services available around the clock.
We go to great lengths to help homeowners in the Miami Valley. We understand the importance of finding and hiring an HVAC company that’s reputable, that does the job right, does it fast and does it at friendly and affordable prices.
Because this decision affects your home finances on top of your comfort and health, it’s important to find an HVAC company that understands your needs and one that will walk you through the often troubled waters surrounding problems with home comfort equipment, a company that’s qualified, honest, reputable and fully insured. It’s also important to make sure you’re doing business with a professional that’s NATE-certified, and has a proven track-record of customer care and customer satisfaction.
At Clayton-Englewood Heating & Cooling, our service is second to none. Over the years, our customers have consistently given us positive feedback in support of our superior Five Star reputation. We are members of the Five Star Family. Because of this, we encourage new customers to verify our positive reviews and ratings for themselves. This should be done before hiring anyone to work on your valuable HVAC equipment.
We guarantee customer satisfaction above all else across the board. We have 24-hour emergency HVAC services 365 days a year, including weekends and holidays. We service, install and repair all the major brands of HVAC equipment (heat pumps, furnaces and air conditioners) utilizing cutting-edge technology. If you have us to come out to your residence to work on your HVAC system or install a new home heating or cooling system, you are treated with the utmost professionalism, care and friendliness by an employee of ours who’s state-certified and who we have vetted, drug tested, and screened above and beyond the state’s requirements. The reason we screen our employees like this is because we want to make sure we are sending you the absolute best the local HVAC industry has to offer.