Feel comfortable with whole home humidification


shutterstock_28298179More and more homeowners without proper humidification realize that, during the winter months they live in a “sick” house. Family members suffer from dry, itchy skin, parched throats, and annoying coughs. Whole house humidification with a humidifier attached to your furnace will create a comfortable home environment and also help you save energy dollars. Four Seasons is dedicated in working closely with wholesalers and manufacturers to offer the most reliable humidifier options with the best performance. Check out our model offering from Trane and General Aire in each of the Humidifier categories.

 

What can proper humidification do for me?

 

Lack of humidity causes static electricity in carpets and furnishings. Humidity increases the retention of heat within the moisture of the air in your home. With dry air, little moisture is available. Adding humidity to the air will retain heat longer and you will feel that the air is “warmer” despite being at a lower temperature. This allows you to turn that thermostat down, running the furnace less, and saving you money!

Dry heated air without proper humidification can cause wood framing around doors and windows to contract. Lack of humidity can also cause separation of expensive wood floors and furniture.

 

What is the best setting for my humidistat on the humidifier?

 

Health Canada recommends that your home’s relative humidity should be kept between 30% and 40% in the winter. These levels will ensure you have a comfortable and healthy environment for your woodwork, furniture, indoor plants, your pets, and especially you and your family. Low humidity levels can aggravate skin allergies and respiratory conditions. High humidity levels increase the spread of mold, bacteria and viruses. Dust mites reproduce actively when humidity is above 50%.

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