Dry, itchy skin? Cracked and chapped lips? Static “shocks” everywhere? Winter’s dry conditions bring on more than just a chill in the air. When the weather outside is frightful, inside is not always so delightful.
As winter’s dry air enters the home, it lowers the indoor humidity level. Which actually makes your home feel colder, and probably causes you to turn up the thermostat a few degrees. Which in turn, lowers the indoor humidity a bit more and ups your heating bill in the process. Low humidity can stress your home as well as your body. Wood furniture gets “rickety”, wooden doors stick, and wood floors start to creak. Wallpaper can peel. Glues and sealants at your windows can dry out and create air leaks, letting in more cold, dry air.
Dry skin, scratchy throats, itchy eyes, and chapped lips are all signs that you probably need to boost the humidity in your home. Experts say that the optimum wintertime relative humidity level in your home should be between 40% and 50%. So, how do you know what your homes humidity is? An inexpensive hygrometer, which you can buy at Lowe’s or on Amazon, can give you a quick read of the levels around your house. Anything below 30% is definitely not recommended, so if you see levels at 35 or below, it’s time to do something about it.
You can go the route of stationing little humidifiers in all the bedrooms, filling them up every day, and worrying about whether they are moldy or not, but the experts recommend a whole house humidifier to keep the humidity and comfort in your home at its best levels.
MTB Heating & Air Conditioning, a family-owned Charlotte business with 40 years of expertise, installs the Honeywell Electrode Humidifier with HumidiPRO™ Controller, which is auto-adaptive to changing conditions in your house, and automatically adjusts and protects against too much or too little humidity. It is installed professionally by MTB into your home’s central heating and cooling system to deliver the right level of humidification throughout your entire home.
MTB is running this special for scoop fans this winter:
MTB offers Scoop followers $250 off the
Honeywell Electrode Humidifier with HumidiPRO™ controller
(an extra $50 off their current $200 discount offer).
* This offer is good through 3/31/18 and cannot be combined with other offers
Known for their individual customer approach, MTB Heating & Air Conditioning focuses on the Science of Comfort, designing and engineering the system just right for you and your home. They provide up-front estimates and charge by the job, rather than by the hour, to take the guesswork out of service bills, and give you peace of mind.
Call MTB Heating & Air Conditioning now at (704) 321-9250
to find out more about a whole house humidifier for your home,
and don’t forget to tell them you saw it on scoop for extra savings.
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