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Humidity, Your Heater, And You


Ouch, that static shock doesn’t seem like much—but it sure can hurt. The air has been extremely dry lately thanks to the cool temperatures in Palmyra, and you may have noticed the side effects like the increased static and chilly air. Lately, it’s seemed to be much colder than the thermostat says, and you can’t seem to warm your home up enough to feel comfortable. Even if you can, the dry air would still make you feel a little too similar to a tanned hide.

If only there was a way to bring a little humidity into your home to help balance things out!

Thankfully there is. If you are curious about how humidity can help increase your comfort and allow you to more easily heat your home, and how we can help set you up with a system that uses humidity and heat together, read on.

How Humidity Helps Keep Your Home Warm

Have you ever noticed that during the summer, days with high humidity always seem much hotter than days with low humidity? This is because the moisture in humid air holds the warmth much better than dry air does. This means that during the winter, getting a little more humidity into your home makes it easier on your heating system to do its job because the heat it produces will stay in the home rather than dissipating quickly to the outside. With the help of a balanced amount of humidity, you can lower your heating bill and increase your home comfort so you feel warm without feeling dried out.

“But How Do I Humidify My Home?”

During wintertime, the air gets a lot drier which makes it harder for your home to stay warm. But did you know there is a way to add humidity to your home to help keep things more temperate? With the help of a whole-house humidifier you can control your home’s humidity.

A whole-house humidifier is made to be a part of your existing ductwork system, allowing it to treat the air from all the living areas in your home. Whole-house humidifiers need a professional to install them but end up requiring less manual operation and better control for your home climate. This system will keep the humidity levels in your home at an ideal range and make things a lot easier on your heating system.

When it comes to working with heaters, humidifiers and other parts of your home comfort systems, you want to make sure that you work with a team of professionals.  This is because professional technicians will be able to provide reliable HVAC services in Palmyra, VA that get the job done right the first time around. You can trust the trained team members at Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning to do just that.

We can’t control the weather outside of your home, but we can control the weather inside your home. Contact Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule a visit from a  member of our team.

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