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5 Benefits of a Whole-House Humidifier

5 Benefits of a Whole-House Humidifier

Humidity comes right behind temperature in importance when it comes to having a comfortable home. However, it’s usually hard to get the right amount of both. When the temperature rises, humidity drops. You’ll often see this in colder areas when people turn on their heat for the winter. If you want to keep the air in your home humid, your best option is to call Crystal Blue to install a whole-house humidifier for your home. By installing it into your cooling and heating system, it’ll release water vapor into your home from the ductwork.

A whole-house humidifier is installed near your furnace and connects to your water supply. When active, water will constantly run through it, turn into vapor, and flow through the ducts. Also, when your furnace is running, some of the air it cycles goes into the humidifier. This air goes through the humidifier and rejoins the rest of your home’s airflow. By doing this, your home’s average air humidity increases.

Here are five benefits of installing a whole-house humidifier in your home:


Save on energy bills

When it gets cold, increasing the thermostat isn’t the only way to stay warm. Humid air is capable of capturing more heat. This makes humid air feels warmer even if it’s cooler than other air. As a result, you can lower your thermostat and save money on heating.


Less static electricity

Dry, cold air tends to generate more static electricity. Having a humidifier in your home can help reduce the chances of you getting shocked.



Dry air can dry out your nasal passages and skin, which can be irritating and aggravate your breathing. Getting a whole-house humidifier can help keep you comfortable and healthier. Also, being able to breathe comfortably can help you sleep better at night.


Health benefits

Humid air can not only keep you comfortable, but it’s also capable of helping with your health. In particular, people with asthma or other breathing problems can have trouble with dry air. Dray air can dry out their respiratory system, giving them a higher chance of asthma attacks or similar problems. A whole-house humidifier is very valuable to those with breathing problems. Also, most viruses and bacteria have difficulty surviving in the humid air.


Protect your furniture

Dry air can make your home’s furniture wear out quicker. Paper, for example, can become more brittle while wood and wooden furniture will warp, crack, and shrink. Having a whole-home humidifier can help you extend the life of your furniture.


What makes Crystal Blue one of the area’s best air quality companies?

Crystal Blue Plumbing, Heating & Air is a family-owned and operated HVAC and plumbing contractor that has served Sacramento, CA and the surrounding areas for more than 40 years. We like to think of all our employees as part of our family, and we extend this to our many customers as well.

It’s important for us to be seen as a contractor who offers more than “repairs today.” We want our customers to be customers for life, knowing they can always rely on us whenever they need plumbing, heating, air conditioning, or ventilation service. From the day we started, we’ve been committed to “Customer Service the Way It Used to Be!” Call Crystal Blue today to learn more about our air quality services!