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Humidifier Services in Mount Washington, OH

It’s no secret that Ohio’s winters are known for their notorious dry conditions, which extend into residential dwellings, especially when humidity levels drop below 30%. Since humidity levels should always be above 30%, at all times, this can become problematic, especially in the winter. Luckily, your humidity management professionals at Mount Washington Heating & Cooling have a fast, easy, and most importantly, affordable solution for helping residential homeowners within Cincinnati and its surrounding area who are looking to invest in whole-home humidification.

The truth is, without a suitable humidifier in your home, the unbearable dry air of winter can seep into the comfort of your own home, which will result in various issues with the residents inside your home as well as the house itself. On top of that, moisture can make it harder for your HVAC system to heat your home due to the fact that moisture tends to hold heat. 

What is a humidifier?

If you own a home in Mount Washington or The Greater Cincinnati area, you’ve probably noticed how dry the air gets during the wintertime. With that being said, if the air in your home is consistently dry, it may be in your best interest to invest in a whole-home humidifier. Fortunately, Mount Washington Heating & Cooling offers the most competitive prices on our extensive line of whole-home humidity control systems, equipped with expert humidifier installation.

What are the Benefits of a Humidifier Installation?

Reducing home heating costs.
The more humidity in the air in a home throughout the winter, the warmer it feels. This is because moist air holds heat better than cool air. So, when you add moisture into the circulation of air within your home using a humidifier, it will help with saving money on your monthly home heating costs.

Decrease the risk of illness.
Did you know that viruses and bacteria can’t travel as well in moist environments? This means that it is possible that using a humidifier might prevent you from catching certain types of illnesses during the cold and flu season. Regardless, dry air is subject to cause various kinds of other breathing-related problems.

Prevents dry sinuses and a sore throat in the morning.
The fact of the matter is that overly dry air affects your vocal cords. On top of that, it can leave you with a sore throat and dry sinuses in the morning. You can help combat this by keeping the air inside your home moist. In addition, maintaining the EPA’s standards of humidity levels (between 30%-50%) during the winter can provide relief, especially while you sleep.

Satisfied sinuses.
Have you ever woken up with a dry nose during the winter? The dry winter air dries out your sinuses even if you aren’t sick. It can even lower your immunity to airborne particles and other kinds of bacteria, which means that your sinuses will be comfortable and satisfied with more moisture circulating in your air.  

Healthier skin.
The dry winter air in Ohio takes away all of the much-needed moisture your skin needs and causes dryness. In extreme cases, dryness of the skin can lead to flaking and even accelerate aging. However, there is a simple solution, a humidifier. A humidifier can ease these damaging health effects while helping you maintain your young and vibrant skin.

Protection of Furniture.
Unfortunately, if there isn’t enough moisture circulating throughout the air in your home, dry air can cause damaging effects to wood. This includes wood furnishing, woodwork, and dry air can even cause wood flooring to crack and split. The use of a humidifier helps preserve the wood throughout your home.

Better Night’s Sleep.
Do you have a snorer in your household? Well, studies show that dry sinuses can be related to snoring. The dryer sinuses are, the worse the snoring can be. But don’t worry; keeping your home’s environment moist and at the ideal humidity levels (between 30%-50%) can help soothe dry sinuses. Which, in turn, will lower snoring levels and bring you optimal comfort and a good night’s sleep.

Lessen Static Electricity.
With dry winter air, there also comes static electricity along with it. Typically, in the form of shocks that are almost inevitable to avoid inside during the winter. No one likes their clothes to stick to them or be shocked by a jolt of static electricity. On top of that, it’s not suitable for your electronics either. Therefore the benefits of utilizing a residential humidifier throughout the wintertime outweigh the disadvantages. 

Faster Recovery From Illness.
Suppose you wind up with a cold, a sinus infection, or even the flu. In that case, using a humidifier is a surefire way to lessen your healing and recovery time. The moisture in the air helps keep your nasal passages and throat lubricated, which will ultimately help minimize symptoms like coughing and sneezing.

Healthier Plant & Pet Life.
Whether we have a family, pets, plants, or a combination of all three, keep in mind you are not the only living organism in your home and aren’t the only one affected by winter’s dry air. If you want to know if your plants are being affected by the cold winter weather, check your plant leaves. If they begin to look droopy or the soil seems dryer than usual, try to put them in a place with lots of direct sunlight and daily watering. All living organisms take to the cold differently, and at Mount Washington Heating & Cooling, we want to help you take the necessary precautions for your home. 

Reducing the risk of illness
Some experts say that many viruses and bacteria can’t spread as quickly or easily in moist environments compared to dry climates. So, homeowners who invest in humidifiers aren’t as likely to get a virus during the cold and flu season. However, if you end up with a cold, the flu, a respiratory, or a sinus infection, in that case, using a humidifier is a great way to lower the time it takes you to recover and promote faster healing. In addition, a humidifier helps prevent nasal passages from sustaining further irritation and keeps your throat moist. 

Lowers your monthly utility bills and prevents sore throats
During the cold winter months in the Greater Cincinnati area, your home may feel warmer. This is because the more moisture there is in the air, the more heat your home can retain, thus making it feel warmer in your home. With the proper humidity levels during the winter, you save on your home heating costs. In addition to benefiting your budget, your throat will benefit as well. Since overly dry air can affect your vocal cords, it can also leave you with a dry, scratchy throat in the morning. So, keeping the air moist and maintaining the proper humidity levels (between 30%-50%) during the winter will help provide natural pain relief to your throat, especially while you sleep.

Healthier skin & sinuses
Have you ever woken up with a dry, stiff nose during wintertime? Most of us have. Even if you don’t have a cold, dry air can still cause other problems, such as lowering your immunity to airborne bacteria and viruses. Remember, more moisture in the air means more comfortable sinuses. But that’s only part of the problem with dry air. The other problem is your skin and what the dry air does to it. Dry air extracts all of the much-needed moisture from our skin. Thus causing the skin to become dry and crack, and in some cases, it can even cause skin flaking, which will speed up your aging process and result in early wrinkling. The bottom line is that humidifiers help prevent unwanted skin problems and help homeowners maintain healthier and moisturized skin. 

Protecting furniture and reducing static
Suppose there is a lack of moisture throughout the air within your home during the wintertime. If that’s the case, it can damage your wood furnishings, woodwork, and even the foundation of your home. On top of that, your wood flooring can end up cracking and, in the worst cases, splitting. Investing in a humidifier and keeping it running during this time of year will help preserve the integrity of the expensive wood within your home. If you also follow the EPA’s guidelines and keep your home’s humidity levels in the approved range between 30% and 50%, you will be able to protect furniture with exposed wood as well. In addition, static electricity can become a problem if the air in your home is too dry, so you’ll also benefit from having less of it when using a humidifier. This means you won’t have the notorious “static shock” shared among many homeowners during the winter. Furthermore, too much static is said to be destructive to electronics. So, investing in a home humidifier can help reduce and, in some cases, eliminate static electricity problems in your home.

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Whole-Home Humidifier Deal

Are you contemplating whether or not you should invest in a residential humidification system? Well, if so, you’re in the right place. Mount Washington Heating & Cooling has the industry’s most competitive prices along with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. On top of that, when you purchase a whole-house humidifier, it includes the cost of expert humidifier installation. So if you’re in the market to improve your home’s indoor air quality while promoting optimal health and well-being, our friends at Mount Washington Heating & Cooling are here to assist. Lucky for us, we have special offers to save you money on your monthly utility bills. Right now, we have an exclusive deal for the industries’ top-of-the-line humidification system, which also comes with a five-year warranty.

Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Investing in Quality Air Filters

Replacing your HVAC system’s air filters on a regular basis is essential. Most homeowners are aware of this. However, many are unaware that standard air filters contain one inch of fiberglass, which usually does nothing to improve indoor air quality or clean the air in your home; only protect your home comfort equipment. This means investing in better air filters could go far in your home to improve your dwelling’s air quality. Homeowners should consider this if anything compromises their home’s indoor air quality.

Keeping Up With Seasonal Maintenance

Staying consistent and keeping up with routine maintenance on your HVAC system is essential for longevity, comfort, and indoor air quality. As a matter of fact, staying proactive with your HVAC unit will ensure that it will run smoothly and efficiently as it is intended to. In addition, staying up to date on your seasonal maintenance will always keep your equipment safe in the long run and ensure your air quality stays in good health.

Utilize Ventilation

Homeowners may be unaware, but a large share of indoor air pollutants and causes for additional humidity comes from bathrooms and kitchens. Likewise, carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide are toxic contaminants released from gas stoves and at a lower level for electric stoves, as well as other harmful pollutants that can absorb naturally into your bloodstream. So, make sure to open a window or turn on the vents in your home when you start cooking or need to use the bathroom to help filter out the toxic pollutants from your air supply.

Maintain Healthy Humidity

Standard humidity levels within residential homes should be between 30 and 50 percent. However, most HVAC professionals prefer humidity levels to be at least between 35 and 40 percent, 30 at the absolute lowest during the winter months. Keeping an eye on your home’s humidity levels is especially important for optimizing your indoor air quality, which is why you should keep an eye on your home’s humidity levels year-round.

General Humidifier Questions & Answers

Does it matter what size of a humidifier I use in my house?

Yes, the size of the humidifier does matter. The size of the humidifier you will need depends on factors, such as the size of your home or the square footage of the area you want the humidifier to cover. If you’re looking for comfort, affordability, and protection, your best option is to invest in a whole-home humidifier. A whole-home humidifier will keep your woodwork, furniture, and the foundation on your home intact. If you’re still unsure which size humidifier to get, most manufacturers provide the square footage and the different changes their product covers. 

What is the optimal level of humidity within a home?

Experts at the EPA suggest that homeowners should maintain a relative humidity (RH) level above 30% in the winter and above 50% in the summer. So a good rule of thumb to follow is to keep your home humidity level around 40-50% all year round. If your home’s humidity level is above 50%, you run the risk of being a breeding ground for viruses, germs, mold, mildew, dust mites, and other pests. On the other hand, if your home’s humidity level falls below 30%, it increases the chances of catching a cold, virus, or, worse, the flu. 

Do I need to have regular maintenance done on my humidifier?

Well, it depends on what kind of humidifier you get. If you purchase a single-room humidifier, keep in mind that it will require continuous regulation and upkeep. However, other humidifiers, like our whole-house humidification systems, require no regular maintenance or care. These systems directly hook up to your main water line and HVAC system and does the hard work for you. So, if you’re interested in a humidifier that’s essentially maintenance-free and effective, you should consider the deals and steals we offer on our whole-home humidifiers. 

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