Whole Home Humidifiers in Scranton & Wilkes-Barre, PA
Dry winter air can make it hard for your or your family members to breathe. Although your heating system keeps your home’s temperature comfortable during the winter months, it causes moisture in the air to evaporate – leaving behind dry air that can cause a scratchy throat and damage your furniture. To combat this problem, you should have a whole-house humidifier system installed in your Scranton, PA area home.
Installing a whole-house humidification system can help eliminate dry air in your home by returning moisture back the air. If you want to improve your home’s indoor air quality this winter, call T.E. Spall & Son for a whole-house humidifier installation today!
Home Humidifier Installation in PA
T.E. Spall & Son installs a variety of humidifiers in homes throughout the Scranton area, including:
- Flow-through humidifiers – flow-through humidifiers work by dripping water through your heating system’s ductwork. As the water drips through your ducts, it is carried into your home as the air blows across it. Any water that isn’t distributed into your home is drained at the base of the humidifier. A flow-through humidifier system uses a foam or a woven aluminum pad to drip the water into your ductwork system – this pad must be changed annually to avoid clogging or mold growth.
- Wicking humidifiers – also commonly called an evaporative humidifier, a wicking humidifier is one of the most common types of humidifiers. The water panel in a wicking humidifier absorbs water from a reservoir. The water is then evaporated and the water vapor is blown into your home. Wicking humidifiers are one of the most simple humidification systems because they automatically adjust to the existing humidity levels in your home. Although simple, they are not without maintenance. Wicking humidifiers require that the water panel be replaced at least twice annually to prevent mold growth.
- Steaming humidifiers – steam humidifiers have the ability to provide more humidity to homes than other types of humidifiers. They have the added benefit of being able to be installed in unconditioned areas of your home – like attics and crawl spaces – without the risk of freezing. Unlike other types of humidifiers, there is little risk of mold growth. Additionally, steaming humidifiers are very low maintenance – simply replace the canister at the beginning of every heating season.
Health Benefits of Humidifiers
Humidifier installation in your home provides several benefits for you and your family members. Humidifier systems can:
- Ease coughs and symptoms associated with colds, flu and hay fever
- Ease asthma symptoms by moisturizing the body’s respiratory system
- Help reduce snoring, chapped lips and dry skin
Home Benefits of Humidifiers
Installing a humidifier in your home can help:
- Hydrate furniture, wood floors and wallpaper – preventing your home’s interior from cracking
- Decrease static electricity
- Improve indoor air quality
- Reduce dust particles
- Kill airborne bacteria
Additionally, installing a humidifier can make your home feel warmer. Just as high humidity levels in summer causes the outside air temperature to feel much warmer than it actually is, a humidification system in your home will make your home feel several degrees warmer – saving you money on your heating bills.
If you want to improve the indoor air quality of your home in the winter, contact T.E. Spall & Son today for a humidifier installation. We can assess your home’s needs and install the type of humidifier that best meets your requirements – providing you with comfortable, clean air, all winter long.