Is your home too dry during the winter?

As the weather outside gets colder, our furnaces run more and more. This end up drying out not only our homes, but also ourselves. We end up with dry itchy skin, dry eyes, throats and sinuses which can lead to reduced immunity. And, according to The American Society of Otolaryngology, dry air can make people more susceptible to infection. Viruses also thrive in low humidity.

Installing a whole home humidifier is one of the best ways to fight winter dryness, but not every whole home humidifier works the same. Before having a humidifier installed, do your research and don’t get sold on a product that is a “top seller”, but isn’t the most water and energy efficient.

Although most humidifier are energy efficient, they are not water efficient. Most people don’t know that many whole home humidifiers waste 7-8 gallons of water for every gallon of vapor produced..yikes! Steam humidifiers are the most water efficient and typically use 1 to 1.5 gallons of water for every gallon of vapor created. Doing your research, or hire a trusted HVAC contractor who has done their research is the best way to go. Contact Emmerson at Epic Heating and Air Conditioning to find out more about whole home humidifiers.

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