What do you love about Colorado winter? Maybe it’s skiing. Or maybe you love sitting in front of the fire with a great book in hand.
Yet with Colorado winters comes dry air inside your home. Itchy skin and dry, scratchy throats may be something you dread as you close up your home for the winter.
What can you do?
Colorado winters produce long, dry spells that can create an even dryer atmosphere inside your home. If it’s impacting how you feel, imagine what it’s doing to your furniture and hardwood floors. Do they look dry? Have you noticed warping settling in?
There’s a way to fix that. A whole house humidifier may be just what you need to increase your comfort levels and make your home safer for you and your personal items.
Choosing a whole house furnace humidifier
Furnaces produce dry heat every time they turn on. By adding a furnace humidifier, it adds moisture to the airflow to prevent damage to your home as well as make the air supply more comfortable to breathe. Colorado’s dry climate makes the addition of a whole house humidifier just the thing to create a healthier, more comfortable living area. If you’ve noticed dry, itchy skin, or have problems with nose bleeds, this could be just what you need to improve your living space.
Types of whole house humidifiers
There are several different types of whole house humidifiers. They can all work well to add moisture back into your home in the wintertime. We can help you find the right one to suit your needs.
Evaporative – these hook directly into your water line to provide a constant water supply to the humidifier. Warm air blows over a pad that has water running down it. As the water evaporates, it adds moisture into the air. The furnace distributes this moistened air into your home.
Bypass – takes warm air from the furnace and passes it through a water tray to pick up moisture before circulating it throughout your home. It doesn’t require extra power, eliminating the need for a high-voltage power supply. They will require their own drainage system, and aren’t the most energy-efficient systems you can install.
Fan-powered – as the name implies, this humidifier uses a fan to push humidified air through the home’s ductwork. They don’t require a duct, so they can be placed in more confined areas. But they can be noisier than other units, so you’ll want to place it away from sleeping areas.
Steam – humidity is formed by boiling water to release steam. This steam is pushed through the ventilation system. They do require electricity, so they will be more costly to operate. But they are one of the most effective whole house systems you can use to keep your humidity levels comfortable.
Self-contained – these humidifiers work independently from the furnace system, using a fan to circulate the moisture throughout the home.
Which whole house humidifier is right for your home? We can help you decide the best way to keep your home safe, comfortable, and healthy.