Colorado’s notoriously dry air, especially in the winter, can be hard on you, your family and your personal belongings. That’s why we recommend installing a whole house humidifier in order to provide adequate humidity in your home.
What Is a Whole House Humidifier?
A whole-house humidifier is installed directly into your cooling and heating system. It introduces humidity in the form of water vapor into the air at the source — usually inside your heating ducts. Your humidistat monitors and controls the level of humidity much like your thermostat controls your home’s temperature. This way, an even level of moisture can be released into your home all winter long.
While portable humidifiers can work well as temporary solutions, a whole-house humidifier will offer lasting performance and benefits such as:
- Easy installation – You can have a whole-house humidifier installed in either a new or existing heating system
- Reduced maintenance – No need to constantly refill and clean
- Clean design – Since there’s no reservoir, mold growth is minimized
- Greater control – With a precise humidistat, you have much more control over your home’s humidity level
Why a Whole House Humidifier is Right for You
A whole house humidifier can improve or prevent a number of issues.
Health issues – Dry skin, nosebleeds, respiratory problems and even viruses all thrive in dry environments. A humidifier can alleviate stuffy noses, loosen secretions and keep air passages more comfortable. It may even help prevent sickness from striking you in the first place.
Damage to your home – Dry air may result in warped wood, cracked plaster and chipped paint, all of which can damage your home or personal belongings. A humidifier can help protect your valuables from damage.
High energy costs – Dry air makes your home feel colder than it actually is, forcing you to crank up the thermostat to feel warm (which only makes the air drier). A humidifier can balance temperature levels and help you avoid a costly heating bill.
Denver Humidifier Installation, Inspection & Maintenance
Keeping up with an annual maintenance and inspection visit will help ensure your humidifier operates properly for years to come. At Blue Sky, we’re trained to look at the specifics when troubleshooting your humidifier. We’re proud to offer the following services:
- Testing: Want to know why your home is so dry? We’ll investigate and help you uncover the root cause of the problem to help you find the proper solution. We’ll examine factors like your family’s personal behaviors, exhaust issues and even the impact of pets to determine what is causing your home to be so dry. If you’re uncertain how to address your humidity issues, a Blue Sky pro can help you sort through your needs and apply a comfortable solution to your dry air concerns.
- Servicing: Your humidifier works hard to provide ample moisture to your home, which is why it’s important to have your humidifier inspected and serviced after every lengthy Denver winter. To ignore this fact is to invite discomfort and even disaster into your home. We’ll clean and inspect your humidifier to ensure optimum performance, as well as replacing mineral-laden evaporative media panels and suggest timely replacement of any worn-out parts as needed.
- Repair: If your humidifier has stopped working altogether, or you see noticeable issues, give us a call and we’ll be sure to investigate the problem and repair it.
- Installation: We’ll help you determine which type of humidifier is right for you and properly install it for efficient and reliable operation. We’ve been helping to solve some of Denver’s toughest humidity problems for over four generations.
Whole House Humidifier Types
Blue Sky installs and services a variety of whole house humidifier types:
- Powered Humidifiers have fans built in and are a great way to add whole-house humidification where there is limited space in and around your ductwork for installation.
- Bypass Humidifiers uses the furnace fan to “bypass” a small amount of air from the supply air stream, humidify it, then introduce it into the furnace’s return air duct or plenum.
- Steam Humidifiers emit moisture directly into the homes ductwork. These can be a good fit for those who have relatively low supply air temperatures, such as with some heat pumps. Since water is disinfected through the boiling of water, these can also be a smart approach for those dealing with acute sinus sensitivities or allergies.
- Standalone Wall-Mounted Steam Humidifiers have some of the highest humidity-producing capacities available and can be a great fit for those who have limited installation space available or who have a non-forced air type of heating system. These are also often recommended for those with very high demand, such as those living in log cabin-style or open beam constructed homes.
No two homes are exactly alike, which is why it’s important to get tailored advice that’s specific to your needs. Blue Sky Plumbing and Heating’s team of trained whole house humidifier repair and installation specialists will help you find the right solution for your home, family and budget demands. Because we’re local, we understand Colorado climate and the need for humidifiers in Denver. Contact us today or call at 303-421-2161 to discuss which humidifier solution is right for you.