Humidifier Services in Madeira, OH
Although our noses are amazing filters for viruses (such as COVID-19) and other foreign particles, it doesn’t work as well when the air is dry in our home. Because of this and other health-related concerns, experts say humidification is key in the home, especially in Ohio during the dry wintertime where experts say humidity levels often drop below the recommended 35 % in homes.
Because keeping humidity levels above 35 % in homes is so essential, your humidity control experts here at Madeira Heating & Air have easy and affordable solutions for helping homeowners in the Greater Cincinnati area who are looking for whole-house humidification. Without an effective humidifier in your Madeira Ohio area home, the extremely dry winter air can wreak havoc on the home itself as well as your health. It also makes the home harder to heat for your home heating system because moisture tends to hold heat.
What is a humidifier?
If you own a home in the Madeira or Greater Cincinnati Ohio area, you’ve probably noticed how dry the air gets during the wintertime. The air gets so dry, in fact, it can cause health-related issues and it can damage the home itself. If your air is dry during the wintertime or if it seems like your furnace has to run nonstop to keep the place warm, you should consider a whole-home humidifier.
Madeira Heating & Air offers the best prices on humidity control systems with expert humidifier installation and low prices on whole-home humidifiers. Humidifiers add moisture (or humidity) to the air in a home or building according to its needs. Humidifiers can be used for single rooms or entire homes or buildings. Whole-home humidifiers can be linked with the fan in your furnace, HVAC system, or air handler to blow humidified air throughout the ductwork and into the home.
Benefits of Installing A Humidifier
Lowers home heating costs. Throughout the wintertime the more humidity in the air in a home, the warmer it feels in the home. This is because moist air holds heat better than cool air. By adding some moisture to the air in your home during these months, you’ll end up saving on your home heating costs.
Decreases chances of illness. Although our noses are effective filters for bacteria, viruses and other foreign particles, they aren’t as effective when the air is dry. Additionally, viruses and bacteria are said to travel better in dry conditions. Because of this, using a humidifier during the winter helps prevent certain types of illness. This is good because dry air already causes all sorts of other breathing-related issues during the wintertime.
Prevents that sore throat and dry sinuses in the morning. Because overly dry air affects your vocal cords, it can leave you with a dry, scratchy throat in the morning. Keeping the air moist and maintaining humidity levels during the winter helps provide relief to your vocal cords, especially while you sleep.
Sinus relief. Have you ever woke up during the wintertime with a dry nose that felt stiff? It’s very common for winter air to dry out the sinuses and lower a person’s immunity to airborne microbes and other bacteria. Optimal humidity brings sinus relief as the moisture in the air keeps your sinuses moist like they’re supposed to be.
Softer healthier skin. The dry winter air zaps all that much-needed moisture from your skin causing dryness, which leads to flaking and accelerates aging. A humidifier can alleviate these damaging effects, and help you maintain vibrant-looking skin.
Protect furniture. Not enough moisture in the air in your home can cause wood furnishing, woodwork and wood flooring to crack and even split. Using a humidifier helps preserve the integrity of the wood in your home.
Improved sleep quality. Optimal humidity levels in the home improve sleep quality. Nighttime snoring is often caused by or worsened by, dry sinuses. This causes snoring or makes it louder. A moist environment that has ideal humidity levels can soothe dry sinuses, lower snoring levels and bring you the comfort conducive to a good night’s sleep.
Minimize Static Electricity. With dry winter air there also comes static electricity in the form of shocks that are almost inevitable in some homes during the winter. No one likes a jarring jolt of a static shock or having their clothing stick to them. It’s not good for your electronics either. Using a humidifier helps reduce, if not eliminate, static electricity in your home during winter.
Faster Recovery From Illness. If you do wind up with a cold, the flu, or a sinus infection, a humidifier is a sure way to reduce your recovery and healing time. The moisture in the air helps you bounce back, keeping your nasal passages and throat moist. This minimizes symptoms like coughing and sneezing.
Healthier Pet & Plant Life. We aren’t the only ones affected by winter’s dry air. Our pets and plants living in the home are affected as well. Plant leaves begin to look droopy and the soil seems dryer than normal. Pets, depending on the type, are affected in other ways. Humidifiers help keep you and your pets and plants healthy.
Reduce the risk of illness with faster illness recovery times
Viruses and bacteria aren’t able to spread as easily and abundantly in moist environments, some experts say, compared to dryer environments. Because of this, homeowners using humidifiers aren’t as likely to get sick from a random bug during the cold and flu season. Moreover, dry air can cause all sorts of health-related issues. If you do end up getting up with the flu, a cold, a respiratory infection or a sinus infection, using a humidifier is a great way to decrease the amount of time it takes you to recover and facilitate faster healing. This is possible because the added moisture in the air helps those who are sick bounce back faster. It helps prevent nasal passages from sustaining further irritation and makes your throat moist.
Reduces home heating bills and prevents sore throats
Throughout the cold months of winter here in the Miami Valley area, the more moisture in the air, the warmer it feels in the home. This is because proper moisture in the air makes the air feel warmer. With proper humidity levels in your home during the winter, you save on home heating bills. In addition to your budget, your throat will benefit as well. Because overly dry air affects your vocal cords, it can leave you with a dry, scratchy throat in the morning. Keeping the air moist and maintaining humidity levels during the winter helps provide relief to your vocal cords, especially while you sleep.
Healthier sinuses and skin
Have you ever woken up with a dry and stiff nose during wintertime? Even if you don’t have a cold, dry air still causes other problems. The Winter climate dries out the air which causes the sinuses to become dry. It also lowers one’s immunity to airborne and other bacteria. More moisture in the air means more comfortable sinuses. But that’s only part of the problem with dryer air. The other problem is your skin and what happens to it. That dry wintertime climate extracts all that much-needed moisture from our skin. This causes problems with dry skin. It also causes skin flaking. It can speed up the aging process and result in premature wrinkling. Humidifiers relieve unwanted skin problems and help a homeowner maintain healthier skin that has healthy moisture.
Protecting furniture and minimizing static
A lack of moisture in the air in a dwelling during wintertime can damage wood furnishings and woodwork. Wood flooring can end up cracking and even splitting. With a humidifier working in the residence during this time of year, it helps preserve the integrity of the expensive wood in your home by keeping the humidity levels in that optimal range between 30 and 50 percent. This protects furniture with exposed wood as well. Because static electricity becomes a problem when the air is too dry, you’ll also benefit by having less of it, which means you won’t have the “static shocking” common during the winter. Too much static is said to be bad for electronics. Humidifiers help reduce, if not eliminate, static electricity problems in your home when this is happening.
Whole-Home Humidifier Deal
Are you looking for the best deal on a humidification system in the Greater Cincinnati Ohio area? If so, you need a whole-home humidifier that comes with expert humidifier installation. Madeira Heating & Air runs regular specials and we offer online deals (like the one below) that reduce the price of a whole-house humidifier, or whole-home humidifier, including the cost of expert installation. Our humidifiers not only improve comfort but also upgrade indoor air quality to promote optimal health and well-being in the home. Be sure to look over our special offer below while it lasts. Humidity control can save you on your monthly heating costs and protect your home itself from damage caused by dry air. This exclusive deal features the HVAC industry’s best humidification system and it includes a 5-year warranty.
3 Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality
Keep Up With Maintenance
Keeping up with preventative maintenance services is essential for not only equipment longevity and lower heating and cooling costs. It’s also essential for home comfort and optimal indoor air quality. In fact, being proactive with your HVAC systems enables the equipment to run more smoothly and do its job effectively like it’s intended and designed to. Being proactive always pays off in the long run and seasonal maintenance always improves indoor air quality.
Invest in Better Air Filters
Changing your HVAC system’s air filters regularly is one of the most fundamental parts of owning one. Most homeowners know this. What many do not know is that the standard air filter, which is the one-inch fiberglass air filter, usually does nothing to clean the air or improve indoor air quality. It’s merely intended to protect the equipment only. This means investing in a better air filter could go a long way in your home at improving your indoor air quality. If you have anything compromising your indoor air quality, this is something you should definitely consider.
Invest in an Air Purifier
Investing in a household air purifier from Madeira Heating & Air is a great option when you’re looking for the most cost-effective method for improving your home’s overall air quality. Air purifiers help home heating and cooling systems by removing dirt, mold spores, pet dander, dust, pollen, and other pollutants floating around in your home. This makes air filters last longer and while reducing the stress and strain from poor airflow caused by dirty air filters. Air purifiers also kill bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms while removing strange odors and chemicals in the air.
General Humidifier Questions & Answers
How do you know if you need a humidifier?
Chances are if you live in Ohio and you don’t have a humidifier, you could definitely use one. During the wintertime, homes become extremely dry and this can cause the skin and scalp to try out, make you feel like you have a cold from November to March and trigger breathing problems like asthma. If you’re using your furnace constantly, it’s because dry air doesn’t hold heat well so your furnace has to work harder to provide comfort. Additionally, your wood floors, furniture and woodwork could be drying out. The bottom line is humidifiers equal healthier breathing and bring optimal comfort with lower home heating costs.
What’s the ideal humidity level for a home?
Our humidity control experts here at Madeira Heating & Air say you should keep your home’s humidity level of above 35% during the winter and above 50% during the summer. Some even suggest keeping between 40% and 50% year-round. Humidity levels above 50% make the home more prone to germs, mold, mildew, bacteria and other pests. If the humidity falls below the 35% level, as it often does during the winter, it increases the chances of catching a cold or getting the flu. Low levels are often the cause of health issues and uncomfortable respiratory issues.
How often do humidifiers need maintenance?
Single-room humidifiers require a lot of maintenance and frequent attention. They need to be cleaned regularly and their water tanks need to be refilled constantly as it puts all that out into the air. Whole-house humidification systems or whole-home humidifiers don’t need any maintenance or attention because they are connected to your waterline as well as your HVAC systems. If you’re interested in a humidifier that’s essentially maintenance-free and highly effective with a wide range of benefits, you should consider the offer we at Madeira Heating & Air have available for a limited time.
Buy Today, Pay Over Time with HVAC Financing
Your local heating, cooling and air care experts here at Madeira Heating & Air have longstanding relationships with a wide range of creditors, lenders and respected financial institutions that we partner with to help you through the process. Our job is to help you maintain optimal home comfort year-round and make manageable monthly payments to pay for your new HVAC equipment. We understand how sometimes home comfort can’t wait here in Ohio.
In short, our furnace financing, heat pump financing and A/C finance options are second to none.