Bacteria and viruses can only thrive with the right conditions. If there not enough moisture in the air–or if there’s too much– your home can become an inviting environment for bacteria and viruses to flourish. This is why you need to maintain the right level of indoor humidity.
While trying to find the answer to the question “how much does refrigerated air cost?”, it would be a good idea to learn what it might cost to humidify your home as well. The easy answer would be to get a portable humidifier, but consider the benefits of having a whole-home humidifier instead. Here are its advantages.
After installation, you can easily control your new whole-home humidifier using a remote control. Another plus is that you don’t have to mess with lugging around a portable unit to all the rooms in which you want to use it.
With a portable humidifier, you’ll have to check the water level now and then. But with a whole-home humidifier, you can just switch it on or off without worrying about how much water is in it, as it draws water from your home’s plumbing system. Any HVAC or swamp cooler maintenance expert would agree this is the smarter choice.
A whole-home humidifier operates much more quietly than a portable unit. You also don’t have to worry about pushing or rolling it aside like you would with a portable one when it gets in the way.
Home buyers often appreciate having a whole-home humidifier, so you can use it as additional leverage for raising your asking price if you ever sell your home.
DIY Installation Is Not Advised – While a whole-home humidifier provides many benefits, it’s not the best choice for a DIY installation project. You’re much better off calling in a professional to install it for you.
Regular Maintenance Is a Must – As with any other piece of equipment, your whole-home humidifier needs to be properly maintained in order to continue running efficiently. Consider signing up for a regular maintenance plan with your humidifier and home AC repair professional.
Mechanical Technologies can answer all of your questions about whole-home humidifiers. Give us a call at (915) 544-1550 or fill out our contact form for a consultation. We can help you with your heating system, air ducts and other HVAC needs as well.