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Pros & Cons of Installing a Whole-House Humidifier

If you suffer from dry sinus passages, headaches, and dry skin during the winter, you may be considering installing a whole-house humidifier.

You may have already invested in small, portable humidifiers for your home, but these systems can only add moisture to a certain area. If you have an open floor plan or want increased moisture levels throughout your entire home, a whole-house humidifier may be a better solution.

Contact Jack Lehr at 610-596-9967 for all your humidifier needs and services in the Greater Lehigh Valley.

The Benefits of Installing a Whole-House Humidifier

As a homeowner, you’re constantly looking for ways to improve your home. An easy solution is to install a whole-house humidifier. There are many benefits to humidifier installation, including:

  • They provide consistent and optimal moisture levels: Whole-house humidifiers work with your HVAC system to ensure every room of your home has optimal moisture levels for your family’s home comfort.
  • Humidity levels are easier to control: Dry air can be a major issue, but too much moisture also raises concerns in your home. A whole-house humidifier can deliver the right amount of moisture to every room without you having to worry about dry air or excessive moisture. Wood furniture and floors do not cycle between harmful swell and shrink cycles due to dry indoor air. 
  • There will be no water or moisture damage: Sometimes, getting moisture into your air can be tricky — you may place a humidifier in a room, crank it up, and forget about it. This can be risky, as the excess moisture can damage your walls and furnishings. There is even potential concern over mold growth from portable humidifiers.
  • There’s no need for refills: Linked directly to your plumbing, the system doesn’t need to be refilled as water is used to add moisture to your air. You can have the humidifier installed knowing your humidity levels will take care of themselves.
  • They’re quiet and invisible: A whole-house system is hidden away, so nobody even knows it’s there. They’re also very quiet, unlike portable humidifiers.
  • They can add value to your home: You can add value to your Allentown home when you install a whole-house humidifier. When it’s time to sell, buyers look for upgrades like this in homes they’re considering.

Ready to reap the benefits of a whole-house humidifier? Jack Lehr’s team can walk you through the process, helping you decide on the best humidifier for your Allentown area home.

Contact us to learn more.

The Cons of Installing a Whole-House Humidifier

  • Installation: It’s more expensive to install than a small personal humidifier. You’ll likely need an expert to install a whole-house humidifier correctly. That said, the cost can be made up with resale value and even by non-quantifiable returns, like improved home comfort. At Jack Lehr, we do not use models with a basin of stagnant water as they can become a health hazard. This is an advantage of our whole-house humidifiers compared to many whole-house and room humidifiers. In a Jack Lehr whole-house humidifer, the minerals deposit on a pad that is easily replaced once a year.
  • Maintenance: Some whole-house humidifiers need regular cleaning, as mineral deposits and other nasty particles may build up in your system if it’s not cared for correctly. The basin needs to be cleaned, and standing water in the basin may be a health hazard. The type with air passing through a wet vertical metal mesh pad requires easy pad replacement once or twice a year.
  • Cost: Whole-house humidifiers can be expensive at the start. However, if you think about how many of those small portable units you may have to buy in your lifetime (and the hassle of refilling them daily), you’ll realize the cost will be well worth it in the end.

Should You Install a Whole-House Humidifier?

There are many factors to consider when you deciding to install a whole-house humidifier, but in general, the advantages far outweigh the installation and maintenance aspects. We sell and install only the highest quality humidifiers and indoor air quality accessories and products that offer longer warranties — and we honor those warranties if anything goes wrong.

If you have questions about installing a whole-house humidifier in your Allentown area home, contact the experts at Jack Lehr today.

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Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric has provided exceptional customer service for over 50 years in the Greater Lehigh Valley area. We only install the best products, providing longer warranties and more peace of mind.

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