Improve Indoor Air Quality All Year Long
Not many people think about humidity levels when it comes to heating their home. The primary concern is usually just the ability to heat your home to a comfortable temperature during the cold winter months. Gold Star understands the desire, but what if you could have a well-heated home that costs less to heat while enjoying better air quality at the same time? Integrating a whole home humidifier system or a stand-alone whole home humidifier can help you heat your home more efficiently and improve air quality.
Heating your home dries out the air, and this can lead to dry skin and respiratory problems. When you add humidity to your heat, you can achieve the perfect temperature with less energy use, and you do not have to worry about drying out your skin or dealing with breathing problems. If you have any questions about a whole home humidifier system, please call Gold Star at 1-302-485-1649 or contact us today and we will answer all of your questions.
Should I Install a Whole Home Humidifier
Investing in a whole home humidifier system is a win for your health and your wallet. You will notice the difference in air quality in your home instantly. The air will not dry your skin or your airways. Your allergies will no longer be affected by the dry air, and you will breathe easier at night, which allows for better sleep. The extra humidity in the air allows you to lower your thermostat to achieve the same comfort level. This will reduce energy use and help your HVAC unit run more efficiently. This will then help extend the life of your HVAC unit.
Get Better Sleep
Sleep disorder researchers have found that a relative humidity level of 40 – 60 percent is optimal for sleeping. When you are running your heating system without a humidifier, you can reduce humidity down to 10 or 20 percent.
Lower Allergy Symptoms
Drier air from your heating unit can increase allergies symptoms. Dry air dries out the nasal passageways, which allow more irritants to enter your lungs. Humidity also helps prevent excessive dust from circulating in the air.
Air that is too dry can cause dehydration. When you add moisture to your air, you are less likely to become dehydrated because you are not drying your airways.
Help Your HVAC System
Having a whole home humidifier will reduce the strain on your HVAC system and reduce your energy consumption when heating your home.
Whole Home Humidifiers We Install
A home that has an HVAC system with ductwork will have the home humidifier integrated right into the system. The humidifier will add moisture to the air before it is forced out of the vents to heat the home.
Bypass Humidifier Installation
Bypass home humidifiers are not connected to the HVAC unit but instead are installed in the ductwork. The humidity is then added to the air as it is circulated through the home.
Fan-Powered Humidifier Installation
One of the most efficient ways to add humidity to the air is by using a fan-powered humidifier. These systems have a separate fan from the HVAC system and blow across a pan of water to directly add moisture to the air.
Steam Humidifier Installation
A steam humidifier adds moisture to the air by boiling water and releasing the steam. This is the fastest method of adding moisture to the air.
Gold Star Offers More for Indoor Air Quality
Low humidity is not the only thing that can affect your indoor air quality. Humidity that is too high can also lead to air quality issues. If your HVAC system does not regulate your humidity, you will rely on outdoor humidity levels. This can cause your home to become damp and the perfect place for air contaminants. In addition to HVAC systems and whole house humidifier systems, Gold Star also offers air purification systems and duct cleaning services so that you have the cleanest air in your home.
Regularly changing or cleaning your HVAC system air is necessary for safe and proper operation. The typical guideline is to replace them every three months, but this varies based on your system and your needs. At a minimum, perform regular visual inspections and replacement whenever you can see dust. We often recommend the AirRanger system, which is an active filtration system that does more than a standard filter.
Air purification is an add-on system for your HVAC unit. In addition to the regular filtration system where you use disposable filters, this system uses a UVC light to purify the air being sent into your home. UVC light purification is used in hospitals and other medical systems to reduce the transmission of bacteria and viruses. UVC light purification can also kill mold spores, dust mites, and other similar contaminants.
Originally designed to be used on the International Space Station, air scrubbers remove contaminants in the air with the use of ultraviolet lighting. The process has since been made available for home and business use. Air scrubbing cleans the air very similar to the way trees clean the air.
When you are using your air conditioning during the hotter months, your unit will actively remove moisture from the air. However, these systems can become quickly overworked, especially when there is a lot of humidity in the air. Adding a dehumidifier to use with your AC system will help you cool your home more effectively and extend the life of your HVAC unit.
Install a Whole Home Humidifier
Gold Star is your best choice for installing a home humidifier system. Our experienced techs can answer all of your questions and help you select the right unit for your home. If you are ready to improve your air quality and reduce your heating and cooling bills, call Gold Star today at 1-302-485-1649. We will gladly provide you with a quote and schedule an installation.