Are your kids running for the hills when you try to hug them? Can you start a small fire just by sliding off the couch? It may be your personality but in winter it’s probably just a lack of humidity.
We’re still in a drought in Kansas City and the air just gets drier and drier. Continued use of our furnaces just make the problem worse. The lack of humidity in the air causes us to create the sparks that can sometimes be painful.
It’s simple to remedy this situation. A humidifier can add much-needed moisture into the air to prevent all these problems. There are a couple of options to choose to combat the dryness.
Console humidifiers are meant for a single room and can be moved around. They are very limited in scope and will only benefit one or two rooms. They can be especially good in bedrooms at night to prevent the irritated throat and nasal passages dry air can cause while you sleep.
Whole-house humidifiers are the best as they circulate moisture throughout the house and keep the humidity at a steady level. They typically attach to the furnace and use the same ductwork to circulate the moist air. Unlike console units they don’t require the frequent cleaning to prevent the accumulation of dirt, bacteria, and mold.
A properly humidified home can save you money. Moist air feels warmer than dry air at the same temperature and moist air retains heat better. This means energy savings because you can keep your thermostat just a few degrees cooler without affecting your comfort.
Climate Control Kansas City can fit your home comfort system with the perfect whole-house humidifier to make you and your family much more comfy during the winter months. We carry three kinds, bypass, powered or steam, and we can help you choose the one that best fits your needs. We’ll help you keep those nasty shocks to a minimum so you can give as many hugs as you’d like without the shocking consequences.