Can I Use a Humidifier and Heating Together At the Same Time?

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Can I Use a Humidifier and Heating Together At the Same Time?

As we enter the heart of winter let’s remember it’s not just cold outside. Winter temperatures bring cold dry air inside our homes, too! While many may love to complain about Michigan summer humidity, dry winter air has its own set of problems. 

If you’re wondering if a humidifier can be used with your heating system, the answer is yes. You can use a humidifier and a heating system at the same time. It is actually quite beneficial for your comfort and health. 

So, if you’ve ever felt uncomfortable in your home during the winter months because it’s too dry, Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can set you up with a whole house humidifier in your Waterford, Michigan home. The heat will be more pleasant. You may never want to go outside until spring!

Dry Air Outside and Inside

Outside winter air tends to be dry, but the problem comes inside, too. When we use heating systems to warm up our homes, the air inside can become very dry. This is because the heating process tends to remove moisture from the air. Dry air can lead to a range of issues, including dry skin, dry throat, itchy eyes, and even respiratory problems. This is where a humidifier comes in handy.

What’s the Solution?

A humidifier is a device that adds moisture to the air, making it more comfortable to breathe and on your skin. There are different types of humidifiers available, including portable ones that you can place in a single room and whole-house humidifiers that can be installed directly into your heating system. Whole-house humidifiers are especially convenient because they can distribute moisture evenly throughout your entire home.

But Together? How Does That Work?

So, how can you use a humidifier and heating system together? Here’s a simple explanation:

1. Choose the Right Humidifier: While a portable humidifier can handle one room at a time, it’s not going to make your entire home comfortable. Typically, these have to be manually filled to keep moisture in the air. You will be working constantly to manage the humidity levels. Don’t you have better things to do with your time?

2. Install a Whole-House Humidifier: If you want a more comprehensive solution, contact Kotz to have a whole-house humidifier installed. This type of humidifier is connected to your heating system, so it adds moisture to the air as it circulates through your home’s ductwork.

3. Monitor Humidity Levels: It’s important to monitor the humidity levels in your home. The ideal indoor humidity level is typically between 30% and 50%. Your whole-house humidifier expertly installed by Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing will monitor humidity levels to maintain the level of comfort you want.

It’s best to leave the adjustments to the professionals at Kotz. Excessive moisture in the air can lead to other problems, such as mold growth, which affects many things, including indoor air quality.

4. Regular Maintenance: Regular maintenance for your humidifier performed by a trained Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is included when you have your scheduled heating system tune-up. You’ll have peace of mind that every component is working at its best for your comfort and safety.

Why Add a Humidifier?

The problems caused by air that’s too dry are very real, uncomfortable, and potentially expensive or dangerous.

  • Dry skin
  • Sore throats
  • Respiratory issues
  • Damage to wood floors, furniture, and trim
  • Static electricity that affects your hair, clothing, and electronic devices
  • Spread of viruses, such as the flu

Anything Else?

Dry air is great in the summer because it makes you feel cooler. The thing is, it also makes you feel colder during winter. Adding humidity to the air in your home makes you feel cozier when it’s cold outside. You may even discover that the heat setting on your thermostat can be lowered, saving you money on energy costs in the long run.

Using a humidifier and heating system together can help maintain a comfortable and healthy indoor environment during the winter. By adding moisture to the air, you can alleviate the discomfort of dry air and reduce the risk of various health issues associated with it. 

Quality without compromise

Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing has delivered quality products and services to homeowners in the Waterford, Michigan area since 1929. Our long list of satisfied and repeat customers says it all!

Call Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing to learn more about how a whole house humidifier can work with your heating system to keep you warm and cozy all season long. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.