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The Importance of a Humidifier This Winter

Humidifiers are extremely valuable in our neck of the woods. Right now it might be hard to feel that way, since we just came from one of the hottest and most humid summers in recent memory, but we hope you’ll change your mind. When temperatures start to drop in the winter, your health and the health of your heating system can begin to suffer. Energy and fuel bills might rise, and homeowners everywhere might get frustrated until the warm temperatures of next year arrive.

Today, we’d like to focus on why humidifier installation in Camden County can be such a great idea. We’ll describe why balanced humidity levels in homes throughout Haddonfield, Voorhees, and Tavistock, can help improve the health of your family and make it easier for your HVAC system to keep you comfortable. And don’t forget to choose our team for your humidifier needs!

Humidity Helps Retain Heat During the Winter

What is heat? We know this sounds like an abstract question, but we promise that it’s relevant. Heat is the relative energy of particles in a given space. Heated atoms vibrate at an intensity that provides energy and keeps us comfortable. When things are cold, they are slower and have less energy. You can heat the air of a home with the help of a furnace or a heat pump, but there’s one big problem that needs to be addressed—air isn’t a very good heat transfer medium.

Air can go from being hot to cold pretty quickly. This is just based on the composition and density of the air in our homes, and it’s a good thing in the summer when we’re trying to cool things down. But in the winter, we need more dense molecules in the air to help retain the heat that our furnaces create.

Water, specifically moisture in the air, is great at retaining the heat created by your heating system. The more balanced the humidity is in your home, the easier it is for your home to retain the heat that is created, and your HVAC system doesn’t have to work that hard.

Dry Air Can Be Bad for Your Health

Dry air can be harmful to your physical health in numerous ways.

For starters, dry air can cause your skin to crack and lose feeling. This dryness isn’t relegated to your skin either, your lips and eyes can get dry, and your scalp can dry up which leads to problems with dandruff and other hair-related issues. Moisture in the air helps keep your body healthy, and you’ll notice the difference fairly quickly with a humidifier installation.

A Humidifier Is the Best Way to Improve Your Air Quality

Look, we’re not saying that a one percent difference in humidity is going to ruin your life. What we’re trying to say is that more balanced humidity levels will provide some huge positive benefits for your life. Portable humidifier systems just won’t cut it, and boiling water in your home is a huge waste of energy. A humidifier is designed to balance humidity levels and improve the comfort of your home to a very precise degree.

Call Ambient Comfort today to invest in a humidifier that can keep your whole entire house comfortable and healthy.

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