Ed's Heating & Air has humidifiers to keep your home comfortable all winter long.
Humidification-the process of adding moisture to the air-is one of the most important aspects of total indoor
comfort, yet it's one of the least understood.
Maybe this is because people associate humidity with the discomfort of hot, steamy summer days. And it's
true that too much humidity causes problems. Yet when properly controlled, humidity offers many proven
benefits to your health, home and comfort.
Using an Aprilaire Whole-Home Humidifier is one of the most effective ways to add the proper amount of
humidity to your indoor air and prevent the problems caused by dry air.
Reduction of Relative Humidity Causes Dry Air
This problem is especially prevalent during the winter heating season. This is because the relative humidity
(RH) of the cold, outdoor air drops significantly when brought into your home and heated.
Dry Air Can Damage Your Family’s Health and Home
Physicians and other experts often recommend humidity control to prevent the damaging effects of dry air
caused by low relative humidity.
Low humidity can increase your likelihood of getting colds, flu and other upper respiratory ailments. Viruses
that cause colds and flu thrive in low humidity. And, according to The American Society of Otolaryngology,
dry air can make people more susceptible to infection. In addition, drier air can aggravate allergy and
Low humidity can cause home damage. It causes walls, woodwork, and your beautiful hardwood floors to
crack. Electronics can fall victim to static electric charges, requiring expensive repair or replacement.
Low humidity can cause higher energy costs. Low humidity can make you feel too cold at normal
temperatures leading you to turn up the thermostat. This leads to higher energy bills.
Beyond the damage low humidity causes, it makes you uncomfortable. It can cause:
Dry mouth and dry, itchy eyes
Cracked, itchy skin
Painful static shocks