IS A HUMIDIFIER or AIR CLEANER RIGHT FOR ME?
Health & Home Concerns:
Having a poor humidity balance throughout your house is one of the most ignored problems many homes face. Improper moisture levels can cause dryness in the membranes in the nose, throat and bronchial tubes. Respiratory infections, repeated attacks of winter colds and airborne infections can all stem from inadequate humidity. Dry air causes static electricity shocks that we all experience during the winter. It is not a myth that some people lose the hard drive on their computers from static charge. Humidifiers reduce the likelihood of that happening. Household plants can also suffer from “winter drought” caused by low humidity levels
Lower Heating Bills:
Studies show that at 70º F, for every 10% you increase the indoor relative humidity, you increase the “apparent temperature” by approx 1ºF. For every 1ºF that you reduce your thermostat setting, you save approx 5% on your energy consumption. Consumers who have central
humidifiers can save 20% to 30% more on their heating costs on
the coldest days and nights of the winter.
How Do Central Furnace Humidifiers Work:
Furnace humidifiers work like old-fashioned room humidifiers: They put moisture into the air, making harsh, dry air easier to breathe. However, Furnace humidifiers have a number of benefits over console or standalone humidifiers. These humidifiers are usually attached to a water source so that they do not constantly need refilling. A standalone or console humidifier will only humidify the room it is located in, while a furnace humidifier will humidify all the areas heated by the furnace. And whole-house humidifiers use water mists instead of hot steam, which keeps the entire house at the desired humidity level. A humidifier uses from 1.5 to 12 gallons of water per day — just enough to raise the humidity to the desired level, but not enough to make a difference on the water bill. And because a humidifier is installed in the ductwork, there is no need to carry one from room to room.
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We will go above and beyond to ensure that your air quality lasts for many years and keeps your home running efficiently.
Residential UV Germicidal Lights
Keeping the air in your home clean and contaminant free is a real concern these days. Especially in the south suburban areas. There are so many contaminants that can infiltrate your indoor air supply and you need to know that the air your family is breathing is safe. There are quite a few different types of air cleaners and purifiers on the market today, and they each target specific types of contaminants.
However, whether you’re looking to eliminate large particles or small ones, allergens or smoke odors, you’re also going to need to find a way to get rid of the nasty bacteria and viruses that float around in your indoor air, and Honest Guys Heating and Cooling has just the solution.
How Residential UV Germicidal Lights Work
As their name suggests, UV germicidal lights work by killing the bacteria and viruses in your indoor air by exposing them to UV rays. These lights are generally included as part of an indoor air quality system and are placed just past the filtration device so that the only particles left in the air once it gets to the lights are the germs.
This means that the bacteria and viruses have no other particles to hide behind and are defenseless against the powerful ultraviolet radiation. Of course, the radiation these lights produce is not harmful to you or your family and you will never be exposed to it because the residential UV germicidal lights will be tucked away in your ductwork.
But the rays are powerful enough to do away with just about any bacteria or virus, and once you have the UV lights in place, you can rest assured that you won’t have to fight off the same germs over and over again all year long.