Does your skin feel dry and crackly in the winter months? Do you suffer from chapped lips when cold weather arrives? Do you cough more often in the winter due to overly dry air? You can help alleviate these problems with a whole-house humidifier installed by Air Authority. We explain how a whole-house humidifier works in today’s blog.
When you think of a humidifier, you probably picture a unit sitting on an end table in your bedroom. You fill up the humidifier’s tank every day after it uses all of the water. You also need to clean or replace the filter every week or month. A whole-house humidifier works in your vents. Our techs install a unit near the furnace, and it works in conjunction with your HVAC system to deliver humidity through your entire house and not just a single room. You don’t need to worry about moving a portable humidifier from room to room, nor do you need to purchase multiple units.
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A whole-house humidifier has automatic controls. It activates when your furnace comes on and deactivates when the heat turns off. Advanced models monitor humidity levels with computerized controls. The unit also doesn’t have a water tank. Instead, it connects directly to your home’s water supply and delivers the right amount of water to the system. You don’t have to refill or clean any tanks at all.
A portable humidifier needs regular maintenance, such as filling up a tank, cleaning or replacing the filter, and maybe even cleaning the tank due to hard water build-up. Investing in a whole-house humidifier removes the need for regular maintenance. Instead of weekly or monthly filter changes and cleaning, most whole-home devices need only annual maintenance. All you have to do is replace the filter once per year or clean the components annually. If you have an Air Authority residential service agreement, our technician takes care of this annual maintenance for you.
Air Authority specializes in world-class Trane equipment, including a few models of whole-house humidifiers. Our expert technicians can install, repair, and maintain the right whole-home device for your building. Contact Air Authority or call (513) 229-0789 for more information on our whole-house humidifiers.