Humidification

Absolute Is Your Indoor Air Quality Experts

As the days get colder, the air is getting drier...

While winter brings lotion coupons to the forefront of the Sunday paper’s circular section and we began to stock up on lotion, others are used to replacing the moisture they are losing from their bodies and environment with a humidifier. Most of us are familiar with the small, portable humidifiers that are set up in individual rooms. You fill a tank with water, turn it on, and the machine puts humidity into the air until you turn it off or it runs out of water. There’s not a lot of control.

In contrast, Absolute Climate Control can install a whole house humidifier directly into your cooling and heating system. A whole house humidifier introduces humidity in the form of water vapor into the air at the source—your heating ducts. The level of humidity is then monitored and controlled by a humidistat, just like the temperature is controlled by a thermostat, and an even level of moisture can be released into your house all year long.

Absolute installing a whole house humidifier into your home can reward you in many ways:

Health
Many viruses thrive in low-humidity environments, which can increase your likelihood of catching the flu, colds, and other respiratory ailments (that is why people get sick more in the winter). With an overly dry environment you can be more susceptible to infection. Putting humidity back into your home can reduce the occurrence of all these ailments.

Comfort
Over-dry air can aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms and lead to dry noses, sore throats, and cracked, itchy skin. Not to mention those painful and surprising shocks you get from static electricity.

Preservation
Dry air can damage many things in a home, including wood floors, plaster, paint, furniture, artwork, electronics and musical instruments. Supplying your house evenly with the proper amount of humidity can protect your home and contents from the adverse effects of dry air.

Energy Efficiency
Turning up the thermostat will raise the temperature in your home, but it won’t necessarily make you feel any warmer. Installing a whole house humidifier can help you feel warmer at lower temperatures. According the EPA, you can save up to 4% on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat. And humidity control can help a home qualify for the National Association of Home Builders’ Green-Built Certification Program.

Absolute Climate Control can install a whole house humidifier in either a new or an existing heating/cooling system. There are even systems available for homes with radiant or baseboard heat, so the opportunity is there for everyone to benefit from a controlled-humidity environment.

You might still want to stock up on lotion for the winter—but you can keep it in your car instead of on your nightstand.