Living in the Chandler, AZ, desert is often hot, sometimes cold but always dry. Constantly being surrounded by dry air can be bad both for your house and for your health. Here are three ways that a humidifier added to your HVAC system can help you and your home.

1. Healthier Air

Overly dry air can cause health problems, like an irritated nose and throat, dry skin, and increased vulnerability to bacteria and viruses in the air. A portable humidifier can help one room in your house, but in the Arizona desert, you don’t have one room with dry air; you have an entire house full of dry air.

A whole-house humidifier can maintain the humidity in your entire house at a comfortable level. A whole-house humidifier is part of your HVAC system, placed in your ducts and controlled remotely. Like your thermostat tells your air conditioner when to turn on, a humidity monitor tells your whole-house humidifier when to turn on, so your house never has too much humidity or too little.

2. Keeps Your Home Safe

Too little humidity can wreak havoc on your home. It can cause peeling paint, cracking wood, and sparking static electricity. A whole-house humidifier can protect your house from all of these things and keep your furniture looking nice for years to come.

3. Saves Energy and Money

Air with the right amount of humidity, between 35 and 50 percent, is more comfortable than dry air. Having the right amount of humidity could mean that you need to run your HVAC system less, saving you money on your energy bills. Many types of whole-house humidifiers work even if your HVAC system is not blowing air, so your home will still have the right humidity even if the system is off.

If your house is too dry, call Chandler Air Conditioning & Heating today to hear about our whole-house humidifier solutions. We have lots of solutions to improve your comfort.

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