Dry air is one of the leading causes of poor air quality in Columbus, Ohio area homes. The ideal humidity level is 45%. In winter it's not hard for the humidity in YOUR home to drop as low as 10%.
Low humidity leads to many issues:
A whole house humidifier from Paramount Air may be the solution for you. We offer several whole-house humidifier options to meet every need and budget in the Columbus, Ohio area.
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Air conditioners take care of removing humidity in the summer but the without a humidifier, we cannot add it when it needed in the winter. This drier air actually feels colder to us. Believe it or not, the air in winter in Ohio can get down to 10% relative humidity in your home, about as dry as the Sahara desert!
In the summer, if you didn't have an air conditioner, indoor conditions would reach 85 - 90 degrees and upwards of 75% relative humidity. When we turn on the air conditioner, we remove heat from the air and lower the temperature. Air conditioners serve double duty as a heat removal and water removal machine. When you step inside on a hot summer day, the relief you feel is not the difference in temperature which is probably only 10 - 15 degrees, it is the reduction in humidity. This is why even when the temperature outside drops in the evenings, without air conditioning you still feel "hot". Correction, humid.
In the winter, if you didn't have a furnace or heat pump, conditions would flip the scale on the other side. Everyone uses a heating source to add the lost heat back into the air, but what about the water? Enter, the whole house humidifier. A simple machine that mounts directly to your duct system and evaporates water into the air stream. When we bring up the humidity, we feel warmer, about 1 degree for every 10% increase.
Since we feel warmer during higher humidity (bad in the summer, good in the winter), we can turn the thermostat down and feel the same temp. For example, before installing a humidifier, you may like it to be 72 in your home. When it was 72, humidity was in the low 20%. If you increase the humidity to 40%, the temperature will feel closer to 74, so you can turn the thermostat down a couple degrees, to say 70. For every one degree reduction in temperature on your thermostat, you can save about 5% off of your utility bill. So, a humidifier can save 10 - 20 % or more!
Your neighbors all across central Ohio - from Columbus to New Albany to Worthington - rely on us for HVAC solutions, and that doesn't just stop at heating and cooling. A whole home humidifier can help you get the most out of your HVAC system, providing you added benefits such as:
Let Paramount Heating and Air take the worry out of winter with a whole home humidifier solution that's right for you!