Once we get into the cold Midwest winter months, the humidity levels in our home plummet. This is because cold air is dry air. Are you tired of living with dry skin and nasal passages, a sore throat, or a dry cough that won’t seem to go away in the winter? You need to up the humidity levels in your home.
Furnaces create heat—not humidity. This air feels very different from the warm, moisture-rich air that we’re used to in the spring and summer months. Having a warm, cozy home to come back to after a day out in the cold is the best. But if the heat is blasting, it’s not creating moisturized, soothing air. Installing a humidifier on your furnace solves this issue.
Why You Should Get a Whole-Home Humidifier
Optimal humidity levels in the home are between 30-50% for the most comfort. A humidity level under 30% is too dry, and it makes a palpable difference to home occupants. There are several negative impacts this has:
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Why does my home need to be
Dry air in your heated home…
- Takes the moisture out of your skin, which can lead to feeling itchy.
- Takes the moisture out of your nasal passages – leaving you more susceptible to the cold and flu viruses.
- Makes it feel colder. Most people will then turn up the thermostat to stay warm, which can get pricey.
- Makes woodwork or wood flooring shrink and crack. Again, this will cost you big bucks in the long run.
- Causes static electricity, which could damage your valuable electronics.
Whole-House Humidifier Pros and Cons in Kansas City
- Humidifies entire home
- No tank to refill
- Virtually soundless
- Humidity control with digital technology
- Humidifies one room at a time
- Requires you to refill a water tank and clean regularly or it’s dangerous for air quality
- Can be loud when running
Protect yourself AND your home.
Make sure the air in your home is both comfortable and clean – Schedule your whole-home humidifier installation in Kansas City today.
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Do you need a whole-home humidifier? Here’s how to measure the humidity level of any room in your home
So you can definitely tell that the air in your home is feeling extra dry, and you want some data before finding the best whole house humidifier. You need a hygrometer friend. 💧
A hygrometer measures humidity levels in your home
This is something to be aware of all year round. In the winter, dry air is hard on your body. In the summer, air that has too much moisture is dangerous fuel for home issues such as mold. A hygrometer will tell you the humidity percentage of your home’s air; if it falls below 30% your humidity levels are too low.
Bonus: If you’re a plant person, a hygrometer helps you maintain the health of your plant babies. 🌱
Don’t want another gadget in the house? Try the glass test
This is a less accurate, quick way to get an idea of the humidity levels in your home before buying a whole-house humidifier.
- Put 3 to 4 cubes of ice in a glass.
- Place the glass in a room (avoid areas where the humidity changes often such as the kitchen or bathrooms).
- Wait five minutes.
- Check the amount of condensation on the glass. If there are droplets around the glass, your humidity levels are probably okay. If the glass is still dry, you’ll want to look into ways to increase the air’s humidity; a whole-home humidifier is the most low-maintenance and efficient way to do this.
Other telltale signs of low-humidity in the home
- Easily chapped, dry lips
- Increased static electricity
- Dried out houseplants
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Our Professional Technicians
Our technicians and staff have earned us excellent ratings on Google Reviews, Angie’s List, and other online platforms. Professionalism, hard work, a positive attitude, and responsiveness are what Santa Fe Air techs are known for across hundreds of reviews. Our techs are nerds; they know and care about the details and processes to get things done right the first time.
We take the time to answer any customer questions and educate customers on their whole-home humidifier unit and cost. We don’t want you to feel left in the dark at any point during the installation process of your whole house humidifier.
After your service, we don’t just say “Okay goodbye forever!” Instead, we make a list of your preferences for future service. This includes information such as wanting the same technician, pets to be aware of, and other details to customize your service for your needs. 🗒️
Our team at Santa Fe Air cares deeply for the well-being and safety of our customers. Below are general procedures for what to expect during your home appointment regarding COVID-19.
- If a technician has a known illness or is showing signs of illness, the technician is not sent to customers’ homes.
- Technicians will wear a mask by customer request.
- No contact: No shaking hands, technicians wear shoe covers, and clean/sanitize any surfaces they touch during the visit.
- Technicians may request verbal permission to sign documents on your behalf to limit contact.
We ask that if you or anyone in your household is showing signs of illness to please reschedule your appointment.
Why You Should Choose Santa Fe Air
Our goal isn’t to upsell and make the most money off of unknowing customers. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Our slogan “making people comfortable since 1987” makes our priorities known.
Even though 1987 doesn’t seem far off for many of us, stunningly it means that Santa Fe Air has been making customers happy in their homes for THIRTY-THREE years. That’s right. We’re in the dirty thirties club and proud of it. (We also happen to be the same age as the forever-running television show, The Simpsons– Cowabunga!) These three decades have given us the experience needed to be the best support for our customers all year round.
We want home comfort to be as accessible as possible for everyone. That’s why we prioritize financing as an option for our customers worried about whole-home humidifier costs in Kansas City. We get that an HVAC humidifier installation wasn’t necessarily in your budget. We provide low monthly payment options, short-term loans, and a full menu of other payment options. Santa Fe Air offers whole-home humidifier installation near you by serving areas in Kansas City, Johnson County, and more.