How Adding Humidity Keeps Energy Bills Lower & Your Home More Comfortable
At Getzschman Heating & Cooling, we’ve got dozens of tips and tricks up our sleeve that can help homeowners not only live more comfortably but save money too. One of those tricks involves your home’s humidifier. We break down the specifics below!
Adding Humidity to Your Home Makes the Air Feel Warmer
Think about the last time that you stepped outside on a warm 75 degree day. If humidity was in the air, which is typically the case in Omaha, it caused the air around you to feel warmer than that 75 degrees. The same principle applies in your home. When you set your thermostat to a certain temperature during the winter months, a humidifier will help keep your home feeling warmer and more comfortable. That’s because a humidifier puts water into the air which makes perspiration evaporate more slowly so you don’t feel as cool. Evaporation cools. Reduce evaporation and you reduce the cooling effect. At Getzschman, we recommend keeping humidity levels in your home somewhere between 35% and 50%
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How Humidity Helps to Save Money on Energy Bills
Think about the scenario that we just painted for you. Humidity helps to make the air around you feel warmer. Because of this, homeowners can lower the temperature that they set their thermostat at in order to achieve a comfortable temperature. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can expect savings of as much as 1% for each degree if the setback period is eight hours long. Over time, that can really add up!
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Interested in learning more about how your home could benefit from a whole-house humidifier? Give the GForce team a call today, at (402) 554-1110, or fill out our online service request here.