Humidifiers Help Make LIfe Comfortable

According to Lee’s Heating and Air owner Tony Oakman, a whole-home humidifier installed directly to your heating and cooling system, can make your house more comfortable and more energy efficient year-round.

“At Lee’s Heating and Air Conditioning, we know that it isn’t just the right furnace and air conditioner that keep you comfortable and save you money. With proper humidity levels in your home, you have a more comfortable living environment at a lower temperature in the winter. This allows you to adjust your thermostat for even more energy savings throughout the year, and it provides a healthier environment for you and your family,” Oakman says.

Oakman notes that a room with low humidity will cause moisture from your skin to evaporate at a faster rate, causing you to feel cooler. If humidity levels are higher, moisture is retained by your skin, which causes you to feel warmer at a lower temperature.

There are three types of humidifiers to choose from:

1. By-pass
This is the basic least efficient and least expensive humidifier. It uses the heat and fan from the furnace to create humidity. This type of humidifier works better the more the furnace is running. So the colder the months are, the better it works.

2. Powered
This humidifier is the most popular for several reasons, the biggest of which is the self contained fan. This allows for a cleaner installation and, more importantly, for more humidification to go into the home. This humidifier can also be installed with a manual control or for optimum efficiency and comfort it can be installed to sense the outdoor temperature and provide exactly the humidity your home needs.

3. Steam
This humidifier is the ideal year-round humidification system. It has its own fan and its own heat source — so in late fall or early spring when it isn’t cold enough for the furnace to be running, you can still have exactly the amount of humidity you want. Even though this is the most efficient humidifier, it is installed the least because of its cost.

Oakman says, “The average price for a humidifier is $650, but Lee’s is now offering humidifiers for $250 off. That means if you call us today, you can get a humidifier and installation starting at $400.”

Also, if you haven’t had your furnace tuned up this year, Lee’s has a special, limited time only offer of just $69. Oakman says utility companies and the U.S. Department of Energy suggest furnaces are tuned up once a year. This will ensure your furnace is operating at its maximum efficiency level. In addition, when your furnace is tuned up, it’s also checked for potentially fatal carbon monoxide leaks.

If Studio 5 viewers call Lee’s right away for either a humidifier or a tune-up, the company will even throw in two tickets to an upcoming Utah Jazz game. Give Lee’s Heating and Air a call at 801-747-LEES.

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