Controlling your indoor humidity is very important. In many cases, the air inside a home is drier than a desert. Dry, indoor air is often the culprit for such common problems as itchy or cracked skin, eye irritation, dry nasal passages and damaged home furnishings. Dry indoor air can also increase the possibility of catching cold and flu viruses and can reduce the efficiency and effectiveness of your heating system.
Maintaining ideal humidity in your home can be the key to relief from dry nasal passages, static electricity, and dry, itchy skin. Proper humidity control is also important for minimizing the growth of bacteria, molds, viruses and dust mites.
We have the solution for dry indoor air. We offer several different humidifiers, each designed to enhance your comfort by adding moisture to dry, indoor air.
As warm, dry air passes through the humidifier pad, moisture is absorbed into the air and distributed throughout your home for a more comfortable indoor environment.
What can I do?
Your grandmother intuitively knew the answer to dry winter air. She left a pot of water simmering on the stove to add moisture to the house. While effective, this is not necessarily safe or economical. The best solution is to use an automatic furnace central humidifier that will maintain indoor humidity at the optimum level without the need to ever give it a thought.
How expensive are humidifiers?
Actually HUMIDIFIERS ARE FREE. They will pay for themselves in a couple of seasons from energy savings. Though you may not notice it, your body is constantly perspiring. When the air is dry, your perspiration evaporates instantly, creating a cooling effect. This is why rubbing alcohol feels cool when applied to the skin, even though the rubbing alcohol is kept at room temperature. Thus, proper levels of humidity result in a more comfortable home, at a lower thermostat setting. Simply lowering your thermostat a degree or two will pay for the cost of the humidifier in a couple of seasons. It doesn’t take much.
How Do Automatic Humidifiers Work?
We will mount a humidistat inside your home and a humidifier on your furnace or duct system. You dial in your desired level of humidity (i.e. 30% to 40% is recommended), the humidistat measures the humidity in the surrounding air, and adds moisture if the humidity is low. It’s simple, efficient, and automatic. Comfort has never been so easy! Ask for your appointment to have a humidifier installed today!
Aprilaire Whole House Humidifiers
Aprilaire whole home humidiifers in minneapolis, mnAprilaire Whole-House Humidifiers were introduced in 1954 as the first evaporative, flow-through design humidifiers. That’s right—we invented the very first, truly effective, whole-home humidifier. Since then, Aprilaire humidifiers have been imitated—but never duplicated—and continue to lead the way in whole-house humidification systems.
Whole-Home Humidification vs. Portable
Too much humidity can be as much of a problem as too little humidity. Unlike portable units the Aprilaire Whole-Home Humidifier continually monitors relative humidity levels in your home, then works to deliver the right amount of moisture (click here to view an Optimum Relative Humidity Chart) —never too much or too little— to your entire house. Aprilaire’s humidifiers don’t require daily cleaning and disinfecting that many portable units require and you never need to worry about the risk of microbial organism growth due to standing water.