August 6th, 2020
Do you ever have dry or itchy skin? Well, one possible reason for this is due to the level of humidity in your home. In this video, I'll tell you everything you need to know about humidifiers and how they can help indoor air quality.
Hi, I'm Luke from Fire & Ice and when we talk about indoor air quality, we're talking about the levels of health, safety and comfort of air in your home. One way you can improve the air quality of your home is by using a humidifier. In this video, you will learn everything you need to know about humidifiers. We'll start with the basics. What is a humidifier? What are the benefits of a humidifier? What about the cost? And finally, is a humidifier right for you? We hope by the end of this video you'll know how humidifier can improve indoor air quality and if a humidifier is right for you.
What is a humidifier and how does it work?
So, let's jump in and see what a humidifier is. And how does it work? A humidifier is a device that increases humidity or the amount of moisture in the air. The humidifier brings water vapor into the duct system through a distribution tray, which helps adjust the humidity levels and prevents harmful materials from coming into the air.
Keeping the relative humidity levels in your home balanced between 35 to 50% is ideal for your health and comfort. With the installation of a whole home humidifier you can have it installed to work with your current heating and cooling system and not worry about turning it on or off.
What are the benefits of a humidifier?
So, let's talk a little bit about some of the benefits of a humidifier. One is that it can prevent respiratory problems. It also increases personal comfort by eliminating symptoms such as dry skin and noses and scratchy throats. In addition, it can save your dry hardwood floors from cracking walls, from warping paint, from chipping and electronics, from getting damaged. Finally, one of the biggest benefits you can save energy and money by allowing you to keep your thermostat at lower temperatures.
How much does it cost?
So how much does a humidifier cost? The average homeowner spends $600 to $1,000 to install a humidifier with professional services.
What are the factors that vary the pricing of a humidifier?
What are the factors that may vary in pricing of a humidifier? It depends on the sizing of your home, as well as the tightness of your home and how much air actually comes through your windows and doors.
Is a humidifier right for you?
So, is a humidifier right for you? One situation where a humidifier makes sense is when you're experiencing health issues like dry skin, bloody noses or sinus problems, or you notice an increase in static electricity.
Another situation is if you feel cold even if the thermostat is set high. One situation where a humidifier might not make sense is when you already have a high level of humidity in your home. People living in warm, humid climates may not need a humidifier for their home.
What are the next steps?
So, what are the next steps? If you think a humidifier is right for you, you can check out our product page and select humidifier to see our options. Thank you for watching and we look forward to making your day even better.