Your Trusted Central Humidifier Team
During the chilly Denver-Boulder winters, regular use of your forced-air furnace can certainly create drier indoor air than many of us prefer. From helping to alleviate itchy noses to slowing down that cracking wood, you can count on our team at Save Home Heat Company to assist you in determining if the addition of a central humidifier is right for your Littleton, CO home.
Our experienced, expert team provides low-pressure advice and professional installation and maintenance services for central humidifiers. We’d be glad to help you decide if a central humidifier is a good fit for your home, and which model is the best match for your needs.
Is a Central Humidifier Right for My Littleton Home?
Many Littleton homeowners may have experienced the symptoms of low indoor humidity levels due to the regular use of their heating system during the heating season. Dry skin, an irritated throat, and cracked wood flooring and furniture are all common results of consistently low indoor humidity. If your home is heated by a furnace, adding a central humidifier to your existing central system will help you control and optimize humidity levels to prevent these issues from having such an impact on your home life during the winter months. In fact, after adding a central home humidifier, it’s been reported that equivalent comfort levels can be achieved while turning down the thermostat setting a few degrees. Savings on utility bills!
Consider a central humidifier if:
- You want improved protection from airborne viruses and bacteria
- You use a central forced air furnace and want to increase comfort levels
- You experience issues like dry skin, watery eyes, and scratchy throat at home during the winter
- You want to help protect valuable wood investments such as flooring and antique furniture
- Your home becomes especially dusty during the colder months
- You frequently experience static electric shocks at home during the winter
Each Littleton household has its own specific needs, and our home comfort specialists take into consideration your unique circumstances when providing advice and recommendations. If you feel you might stand to benefit from the addition of a central humidifier to your existing furnace system, you can rely on our team to provide lots of information and low-pressure advice and recommendations, so you can make a decision that’s right for you and your home, and that you can feel good about for years to come.
Choosing the Right Central Humidifier
Standard Flow-Through Humidifiers
There are two popular options when it comes to central humidifiers, and our team can help you choose the right design to meet your specific needs. The most popular option for many homeowners is the standard, flow-through design, which uses the heat produced by your furnace to evaporate water, which is then delivered to your home through the ducting system.
Standard, flow-through humidifiers can provide effective humidification for the home, provided the furnace is operating consistently. Heat from the furnace is required for these units to do their job. During long stretches of sunny days, for example, a flow-through humidifier will still do its job when the furnaces is heating, but may not always be able to achieve optimal humidity levels.
Standard humidifiers are relatively affordable to have installed, and their annual maintenance needs are fairly basic.
Central Steam Humidifiers
The other popular central humidifier option is the steam humidifier, which is the most effective type of unit available. Steam humidifiers produce their own water vapor inside the unit, and since do not rely on heat from the furnace to do their job, these units are capable of achieving consistent humidity levels around the home, 24/7, regardless of whether or not the thermostat is calling for heat.
With central steam humidifiers, the furnace is often used just for its ability to deliver the humidified air to the home, switching to heating mode only when needed. These humidifiers are a great fit for larger homes, homes with valuable wood flooring or antique furniture – or especially if someone requires consistent humidity levels around the clock for a health issue.
Steam humidifiers represent a greater upfront investment than standard units, and their annual maintenance needs are more detailed and crucial, but if you require consistent, dependable indoor humidity levels at all times, then our team recommends that you learn more about central steam humidifiers.
Some homeowners may consider purchasing quality portable units, but in our experience, these products, even in multiple numbers, do not do a great job of providing whole-home humidity control. In addition, they can be a bit of a hassle to keep filled, maintained and running steadily throughout the heating season. For professional, expert advice on a central humidifier for your forced-air heating system, in the Denver-Boulder area, speak with a friendly, knowledgeable member our of team at Save Home Heat Company.
Call Your Local Home Humidifier Professionals
With over four decades of service to Littleton and the surrounding areas, Save Home Heat Company offers the very best in-home services. Our team is dedicated to assisting you in elevating the level of comfort, safety, efficiency and convenience in your home. We provide a full range of heating and cooling, indoor air quality, plumbing and electrical services to meet your needs. For more information or to schedule a free quote for a central humidifier installation, please contact us today.
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- AC Repair, Maintenance, and Installation – Ductless & Central Systems
- Furnace, Boiler, and Heat Pump Repair, Maintenance, and Installations
- Hot Water Baseboard and Radiant Floor Heating System Service & Installation
- Household Plumbing Services
- Complete Residential Electrical Services
- Central Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Products
- Water Heater Repairs & Installation – Standard, High Recovery, Tankless, and more