To help achieve the best indoor air quality (IAQ) for your home, Save Home Heat Company offers high quality central humidifiers for Superior, CO homes that are heated by a central forced air furnace. As many Superior residents know, heating your home during the cold Boulder County winters can lead to especially low indoor humidity levels, which can cause or aggravate a wide variety of related health conditions, along with posing other potentially costly impacts.
A quality central home humidifier can significantly improve or resolve these issues while providing other benefits, as well. Our highly skilled, experienced home comfort team at Save Home Heat can help you find the right solution for your home.
An Overview of Central Humidifiers
It’s not uncommon for Superior homeowners to experience overly dry air in their homes during the winter. Low humidity levels can cause dry skin, itchy nose, eyes, and throat, and trigger respiratory conditions. Overly dry air is also potentially harmful for wood furniture and flooring, and dust seems to fly around more under these conditions, as well.
A properly specified, quality central humidifier installed on your home’s furnace system can help alleviate these issues, and more.
The Benefits of Central Humidifiers Include:
- Greater protection against airborne viruses and bacteria
- Improved resistance to common indoor wintertime respiratory, eye, and skin issues
- Reduced airborne dust, pet dander, and more
- Reduces or eliminates static electric shocks
- Helps protect valuable investments in wood products
- Equal or greater comfort levels can be achieved at a lower thermostat temperature, resulting in lower utility bills!
To find out if your Superior home may benefit from adding a central humidifier to your system, contact our friendly team of home comfort experts to schedule a low-pressure consultation.
Choosing a Central Humidifier in Superior
When deciding on a home humidifier, there are two primary types of equipment to consider. Here’s what you need to know about each of them.
Standard Flow-Through Humidifiers
Standard flow-through humidifiers, like all central units, use your furnace and its fan to blow humidified air through your air ducts, delivering throughout your home. Flow-through models are the healthiest design and easiest to maintain of standard units.
Standard central humidifiers require heat from an operating furnace in order to provide humidity. Because of this, their effectiveness depends on how consistently your furnace is running. If your furnace runs regularly during the heating season, then this type of humidifier may be a good fit for you. Flow-through humidifiers are the most common type of standard humidifier, and are available in both bypass models (the simplest of designs) and fan-assisted power units, which provide a bit higher performance and greater installation flexibility.
Many homeowners choose this type of humidifier because it has a relatively low upfront cost and minimal annual maintenance needs. Keep in mind that there are cases where a standard humidifier may not always be able to attain optimal humidity levels, for example when the sun does all the heating a home needs throughout the day and the furnace doesn’t operate for many hours.
Central Steam Humidifiers
Central steam humidifiers are classified as high performance units, providing their own set benefits. Steam units do not require heat from the furnace in order to function properly. Instead, they boil water inside the humidifier, still delivering humidified air through the ducting system by means of the furnace blower. The big difference from standard units is that central steam humidifiers are effective whether or not the home needs heat.
Steam humidifiers are the best option when consistent humidity levels are desired around the clock, 24/7. Health conditions and significant wood product investments often point toward investing in one of these units. In addition, in cases where there is significant solar gain heating the home daily throughout the heating season, with the furnace experiencing lots of ‘down time’ (normally a good thing!), a central steam humidifier may be the right call in order to achieve your IAQ goals. It’s also important to note that in larger homes that have a single furnace, a steam unit may be the only effective option worth considering.
While central steam humidifiers require a greater upfront cost than standard humidifiers, and their annual maintenance needs are more detailed, as well, the difference in performance is significant. Our team works closely with our customers in an informative, low-pressure manner to determine the best fit for their needs and budget. No hype or sales agenda, ever.
Regarding portable humidifiers, our team doesn’t typically recommend them because they don’t offer effective whole-home humidity control, and their maintenance needs often end being more than someone bargained for.
Local Superior Home Humidifier Experts
Save Home Heat Company has been providing exceptional home services to Superior residents and surrounding communities for more than 40 years. Safety, efficiency, comfort, and convenience are ingrained in everything we do, along with striving to provide exceptional service and earning your business every time you give us the opportunity to work in your home.
To learn more about central humidifier options for your home, please contact our friendly, knowledgeable team today.
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