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Skip the Portable Humidifiers


It’s time for an upgrade.

When you heat your home in the winter, do you move a few space heaters throughout the house on a rotating schedule? When you cool your home, are you lugging window unit air conditioners up and down stairs throughout the house each year? No, of course not. While these portable comfort systems have their uses in, say, small apartments or dorm rooms, a whole-house HVAC system is obviously the better option.

So, why are you filling up portable humidifiers with water and only humidifying certain areas of your home? Especially when our team is here to outfit your home with a whole-house humidifier in Charlottesville? With a whole-house humidifier, you are going to enjoy many benefits that your portable humidifier units simply cannot match. Just remember that these systems, like any other whole-house system, need to be professionally installed and serviced. It’s not a job that you can handle on your own. Reach out to our staff to take advantage of a whole-house humidifier in your home.

Why Is Dry Air Such a Problem, Anyway?

You have probably heard a lot of complaints about humid air and how uncomfortable it can make you. You may be aware of how humid conditions can promote mold growth and other biological pollutants like viruses and bacteria. What you may not realize, however, is that overly dry air is just as bad!

When the air outside is dry, as is the case in the winter time, the air in your home can be even drier. Just because conditions are dry outside does not necessarily mean that your home will be excessively dry, and you may actually encounter dry air in your home in the summer, as the AC draws moisture out of the air! Whatever the case, the effects are the same.

  1. Dry, itchy skin.
  2. Frequent bloody noses.
  3. Increased susceptibility to illness as mucous membranes dry out.
  4. Increased instances of static shock.
  5. Splitting wooden floorboards, chipping paint, and cracking wallpaper.

Dry air is more of a problem than you thought, eh? The good news is that a whole-house humidifier can help you to avoid such problems successfully.

Why Choose a Whole-House Humidifier?

You may not realize it because of how small they are, but those little portable humidifiers can suck up a lot of energy. Not only that, but just one is not going to be enough to humidify your home. That means that you’ll probably be running multiple units of these little energy hogs.

They also just are not as effective. You run the risk of over or under humidifying your home when you use these models. With a whole-house humidifier, you’ll have very accurate system controls that help to ensure the proper level of humidification in your home.

You also don’t have to worry about ever refilling a water tank. A whole-house humidifier has a direct water feed that will allow you to humidify your home effectively, reliably, and more conveniently.

Schedule your humidifier services with Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning. We can’t control the weather outside of your home, but we can control the weather inside your home.

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