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The furnace in your Fairfax, Virginia, home can make the air drier and less comfortable. Low humidity can also harm your houseplants and make static electricity more likely. Your home should have a humidity level that’s between 35 and 50 percent to prevent dry air. Fortunately, a humidifier can help you save energy, improve your family’s health, and prevent damage to your home.

Decrease Your Furnace’s Workload

Air with more moisture feels warmer than dry air, so you won’t have to use your furnace as much with a humidifier. As a result, your utility bills will be lower. Your HVAC system will also last longer, because it won’t have to work as hard during winter. You can install a whole-home humidifier in your ductwork or use a portable model that only works in one or two rooms at once.

Prevent Costly Illnesses

Humidifiers can help you prevent dry skin, chapped lips, snoring and other problems caused by dry air. They can also help you sleep and avoid a cold or the flu. However, humidity that’s too high can encourage microbial growth and cause health problems like allergies and asthma. Keep your home’s humidity at an ideal level to prevent many costly, inconvenient illnesses.

Avoid Damaging Your Home

Low humidity can make wooden floors and furniture develop cracks, and it keeps caulk or glue from working well. It can also cause peeling paint or wallpaper as well as cracks in your walls or ceilings. Static electricity can damage your electronics, and it’s more common in dry air. A humidifier can help you save by preventing all these problems.

Brennan’s Heating and Air Conditioning is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with more than 35 years of HVAC experience. We can help you maintain, repair, and install a variety of heating and cooling equipment, including humidifiers and other tools to improve your indoor air quality. Call us anytime at 703-783-0145 for excellent service.

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