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4 Benefits of a Whole-House Humidifier

Let’s say you get stuck walking in the rain or snow on a cold winter’s day. Maybe you’re having car trouble, maybe the weather looked fine when you walked to the store, but suddenly it’s not so fine and you still need to walk home, etc? Chances are the number one thing on your mind is “All I want to do is get home where it’s warm and dry?”

Small segue: have you ever heard the expression be careful what you wish for? Well this might just be one of those occasions.

Allow us to explain.

Wanting to get in out of the cold and feel warm goes without saying. But dry? You want to be out from the rain or snow, to be sure, but what you don’t want is a home where the air is overly dry. Because when it is, you could have some pretty serious problems on your hands.

So, from GBT Heating & Cooling to you, here’s how to add winter-time moisture to your home with a whole-house humidifier, and the four primary reasons for doing so:

  1. Relief from allergies and asthma. When indoor air is overly dry, it can cause or aggravate all kinds of allergy and upper respiratory problems. A whole-house humidifier allows you to set your desired level of indoor relative humidity, and keep it there, for more breathable indoor air.

  2. Lower home heating costs. The more moisture you add into the air – just like outdoors – the warmer you’ll feel at the same temperature setting. As such, a whole-house humidifier will allow you to feel perfectly comfortable at lower temperature settings which, in turn, will save you money on your heating-related utility costs.

  3. Softer and smoother skin. With added moisture, you can avoid the problems associated with dry, itchy, and flaking skin, and no doubt save a bunch of money on skin moisturizers.

  4. Protects your wood surfaces, furniture, and musical instruments. Overly dry indoor air actually sucks the moisture out of wood. Over time, that can cause doors, floors, antiques, and more to shrink and crack, while musical instruments made of wood can irrevocably warp.

To learn more about the benefits of a whole-house humidifier and how to make them work for you, contact GBT Heating & Cooling today. We’re here to answer all your questions and, at your request, provide a free new system quote.

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