Colder temperatures may make the air here in Harrisonburg, VA unusually dry in the winter, but that doesn’t mean your indoor air has to be uncomfortably dry all season long. With whole-house humidification from Aprilaire, you can stay healthy and cozy inside, even when the air outside is crisp.
The Importance of Proper Indoor Humidity
Many homeowners don’t recognize the major influence that indoor air quality can have on overall physical health. When your indoor air is especially dry, as is common with forced air heating systems in winter, you become more susceptible to colds and respiratory illnesses. This is because viruses thrive in low-humidity environments. Dry indoor air can also lead to itchy skin, dry eyes, and static shock. You and your family aren’t the only ones harmed, either. Dry air tries to absorb moisture wherever it can find it, meaning it will pull moisture from the structure of your home. This leads to creaking wood floors, shifting door jambs, gaps between ceilings and walls, damage to wooden furnishings, and more. If you want to keep both you and your home healthy, it’s important to maintain proper indoor humidity levels indoors.
Whole-House Humidification by Aprilaire
Aprilaire humidifiers resolve and prevent the issues caused by dry indoor air by providing whole-house humidification. Homeowners can choose from a variety of models to find what best suits their home. A bypass humidifier, for example, works in tandem with a furnace to deliver warm, humidified air through the ductwork system, while a steam humidifier is an ideal solution for homes with non-forced air heating. Whichever option you choose, you’ll breathe easy knowing that your indoor air is protecting your home and reducing your risk of respiratory illness. You may even find that your heating bills go down, as you’ll experience greater indoor comfort and less need to turn up the thermostat.
Protect Your Home & Improve Indoor Air Health with Excel
If you want to improve the health of both you and your home — and even boost home energy efficiency — be sure to consider a dry air solution from Aprilaire. As the Shenandoah Valley’s local HVAC experts, we at Excel Heating & Cooling can help you navigate the process of choosing the right Aprilaire humidifier and then installing it for whole-house humidification.