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6 Benefits of Installing a Whole-House Humidifier

As the days get colder, the air in your home gets drier. Portable humidifiers can improve comfort in a single room, but a whole-house humidifier installed into your home’s heating system ensures optimal indoor air quality throughout your home. Here are six benefits of investing in one for your house.


  1. Save on energy bills

    Increasing the amount of moisture in the air can help your home feel warmer, even if your thermostat is set at the same temperature as usual. Humid air holds heat more efficiently than dry air, reducing your heating expenses.

  2. Extend the life of home furnishings

    Excessively dry air can shrink, warp and crack the wood flooring and furnishings in your home. It can also chip off paint and make paper products, such as photographs, more brittle. A whole-house humidifier protects your home and its contents from the adverse effects of dry air.

  3. Reduce static

    Dry indoor conditions can increase the risk of static electricity buildup, which can cause electrostatic discharges. These discharges can damage your home’s sensitive electronics. Keeping your home within an optimal humidity range will ensure your electronics remain in good working order.

  4. Improve respiratory health

    Low humidity can dry out your sinuses, throat and lungs, leading to discomfort and irritation. Dry air can also increase the severity of allergy and asthma symptoms. Adding moisture to the air in your home can help you avoid these issues.

  5. Prevent illness

    Many viruses thrive in dry environments. In fact, viral droplets evaporate faster and float longer in dry air than in humid air, increasing the risk of infections for people in your home. Putting humidity back into your home can reduce the likelihood of getting sick.

  6. Improve conditions for your plants

    Are you a plant lover? Another perk of having a pleasantly humid home is that your living greenery will thrive.

    What’s your main reason for increasing your home’s health and comfort levels with a whole-house humidifier? Ask a professional to advise you on the best model for your needs.

Professional Humidifier Installation Across The GTA

Trust the expert team at Black Forest Plumbing for reliable advice and service. Our technicians can quickly install a bypass, fan-powered and steam humidifier into your existing HVAC system. We also provide comprehensive humidifier repair and maintenance services for customers throughout the Greater Toronto Area, including Aurora, Newmarket and Markham. If you’d like to know more about increasing your home’s comfort and heating efficiency, contact us today.


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