Are things a little dry inside your house? Dry hair, eyes, skin, nasal passages – that kind of thing?

Well, it comes with the territory when you have a furnace, also known as a forced  Indoor Air  heating system.  That’s the kind of heat that enters your living spaces through vents and registers, not baseboard units or radiators.

As dry air enters your living spaces, the chilled air acts like a vacuum cleaner seeking moisture elsewhere. And where does it find it? From your family’s bodies which are comprised of 60% water. And that’s precisely why forced air heat dries you out, along with all wood furniture, floors, and other objects.

Here are just some of the specific problems dry indoor air can cause:

  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Dry, sore throat
  • Nose bleeds
  • Dry hair and flaky scalp
  • Static electric shock
  • Electronic equipment damage
  • Cracked and shrinking wood
  • Cold-like symptoms and other respiratory ailments

If this all sounds familiar, it’s time to consider a whole-house humidifier. Installed directly in your air ducts, it adds as much moisture as you need to offset overly dry conditions.

With added humidity during the winter, you’ll also feel warmer at lower temperature settings, and that means roughly a 4% reduction in your home heating utility costs. Hey, every little bit helps, right?

For more information or to schedule installation, contact PC Plumbing, Heating, AC & Remodeling today. We’re ready to enhance your family’s indoor comfort when you are.