Excessively dry air in an indoor environment is never an ideal situation. Dry, stuffy air in homes often results in physical discomfort to residents. During the winter months, homeowners may notice they and other household members have cracked, dry skin, or are sick more frequently. These issues affecting skin and well-being could be linked to low-humidity levels in the home, which can be exacerbated by blasting the heat on cold days. If you suffer from issues caused by low-humidity levels in your home, you may benefit from installing a whole-home humidifier.
Whole-home humidifiers allow for precise regulation of indoor humidity levels by creating water vapor that is distributed through a home’s HVAC system. Below, our air conditioning company outlines a few of the most beneficial reasons to have a whole-home humidifier.
Healthier Living Environment
Excessively dry indoor air can negatively impact the health of household residents in several ways. Cracked lips, itchy skin, dry eyes, sore throats, irritated sinuses, and nosebleeds are just a few of the discomforts a person may suffer from dry air. Worse yet, low-humidity levels can exacerbate allergy and asthma symptoms. By increasing the humidity levels in their homes with a whole-home humidifier, homeowners can avoid these issues and enjoy a more comfortable, healthy living environment.
More Restful Sleep
Homeowners can use two DIY methods to unclog an AC condensate drain line: a wet/dry vacuum or a garden hose.
With A Wet/Dry Vacuum
Getting 7–9 hours of restful sleep every night is critical to a person's well-being and mental health. Unfortunately, low-humidity levels can affect a person’s respiratory system, leading to discomfort, illness, and possibly snoring. In addition to interrupting your own sleep, loud snoring can interfere with the sleep of others, preventing anyone else in the room from achieving a night of deep sleep. Whole-home humidifiers can help homeowners get quality sleep by maintaining healthy humidity levels throughout the home.
Cheaper Energy Bills
First, attach one end of your garden hose to a spigot and the other to the AC’s condensate drain. Next, turn the water spigot all the way up to allow for maximum water pressure and let it run for roughly five seconds, then turn it off. Continue doing this until the clog loosens.
Schedule Professional AC Service
The benefits of a whole-home humidifier go beyond your health — they also benefit your wallet. The more moisture in the air, the warmer your home feels at a lower temperature, meaning you won’t have to turn your heat up as high and can save on energy bills. Moreover, low humidity can reduce heating system efficiency, potentially resulting in a system requiring frequent maintenance and repairs. Whole-home humidifiers help homeowners reduce energy bills and avoid costly heating system repairs.
Protection For Furniture
In addition, overly dry air can cause finishes and furnishings in your home, especially those made from wood, causing furniture to shrink, warp, and crack. Similarly, low humidity can have an adverse effect on paper products, including photos, posters, and books, making them more brittle and prone to damage. Protect your skin and your furniture by getting a whole-home humidifier!