3 Benefits of a Humidifier

The furnace in your Bethany Beach, Delaware, home makes your indoor air drier in winter. Low humidity can make your houseplants less healthy and cause annoying static electricity, which could damage electronics like televisions and computers. Use a humidifier to avoid being shocked when you pet your cat and keep your houseplants looking great. A humidifier can also make you and your family more comfortable, save energy, and prevent damage from dry air.


Low humidity can make asthma and allergy symptoms worse and cause dry skin, nosebleeds, dry eyes, sore throats, and other problems. Many viruses travel from person to person more easily when the air is dry. Using a humidifier prevents these troubles, improves your home’s indoor air quality, and makes you and your family feel warmer and more comfortable. It can even help you recover from a cold or the flu more quickly and help your spouse stop snoring.

Energy Savings

Since moist air feels warmer than dry air, you won’t need to use your furnace as much with a humidifier. Your utility bills will be lower and your heater will last longer because you won’t have to use it as often. Installing a whole-home humidifier may provide better energy efficiency than a portable model that works in one or two rooms at a time.

Less Damage

Dry air can make the wood in your floors, doors, and furniture shrink and possibly crack. It also causes paint and wallpaper to crack and peel, and it keeps caulk and glue from working well. Dry air can even lead to cracks in walls and ceilings. With a humidifier, all of these systems are either non-existent or lessened.

Custom Mechanical has more than 35 years of HVAC experience. We can help you install, maintain, and repair a variety of equipment to improve your indoor air quality, including humidifiers. Call us anytime at 877-696-0808 for excellent service from our courteous experts.

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