How to Set Your Humidifier for the Winter
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During the winter, not only does the air get colder, but it also gets dryer. For your home comfort and your health, dry air can come with a slew of irritants and disadvantages including dry skin and hair, and even nosebleeds! If you’re looking to keep your home warm and your air comfortable this winter, it’s time to turn on your whole-home humidifier. Here’s what that means, and also how to set your humidifier for winter.
How a Whole-Home Humidifier Works
A whole-home humidifier works to add a constant stream of fresh, warm mist into the air in your home. It’s installed to work alongside your furnace and your ductwork to disperse more comfortable air throughout each room. While the air in the summer is naturally very humid (usually too humid at that), during the winter the air becomes dry and it’s important to set your humidifier to the right function.
The Benefits of a Whole-Home Humidifier
There are several benefits to installing a whole-home humidifier in your residence. There are two types of benefits that can be easily categorized including Health and comfort benefits and functional benefits. Let us explain!
- Health and comfort benefits include what the humidifier is doing for your home and your comfort meaning the following:
- Preventing dry hair and skin
- Helping to stop the spread of allergens and viruses
- Making your home feel warmer without turning up the thermostat
- Functional benefits refer to the benefits that come with owning a whole-home humidifier as opposed to several portable humidifiers. These benefits include:
- Never having to refill the system
- Easier to clean
- Out of sight
- Durable and reliable
How to Set Your Whole-Home Humidifier for the Winter
If you already have a whole-home humidifier installed, that’s great! You may be wondering how to set it to the best possible setting for the winter. Once the air gets cold outside, preferably under ten degrees consistently, you should set your whole-home humidifier level to about 30-40%. This will make your home feel warmer and keep you hydrated without giving you a sticky or uncomfortably humid feeling.
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