Tony Oakman, with Lee’s Heating and Air, says whole house humidifiers can make cold, dry winter months more comfortable.
Did you know that in the winter in Utah, the humidity level in our home is usually lower than that of the Sahara desert. This low humidity isn’t good for your health or for your home.
A whole-house humidifier is a piece of equipment we install directly to your existing or new central heating and cooling system. It adds moisture to the air, which actually makes you feel warmer during the winter, even when you set your thermostat at a lower temperature. This means you’ll save money on your monthly energy bills and be more comfortable.
If the air is really dry, moisture from your skin will evaporate, causing you to cool down. On the other hand, if there’s a lot of moisture in the air, it’s harder for this evaporation process to take place. That’s why you feel hotter on muggy summer days than you do on summer days when there’s less humidity in the air—and, it’s why extra moisture in the air in the winter will make you feel warmer during cold weather.
Besides the energy savings, proper humidification also prevents damage to hardwood floors, wood furniture, pianos, and keeps your skin from drying out as well. A humidifier is almost a must for any home in Utah.
Plus, according to medical experts, many viruses thrive in low humidity, thereby increasing the likelihood of catching colds, flu and upper respiratory ailments. The American Society of Otolaryngology also reports that an overly dry environment can make people more susceptible to infection.
Lee’s Heating and Air has two special offer for our Studio 5 viewers:
The first is that Lee’s will come to your home, change your filter for just the cost of a filter, and do a 15-point safety inspection, including a carbon monoxide check, at no cost. The second offer is for a whole-house humidifier for $499 installed (normal cost on this is $699). The $499 offer is only valid for homes that have furnaces that are compatible with the humidifier (according to Tony Oakman, owner of Lee’s Heating and Air, about 90 percent of furnaces are compatible with the humidifier).
For more information, you can visit leesheatac.com