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    Jan 03, 2019

    posted by: McCall's Supply, Inc.

    3 Ways Incorporating a Humidifier Can Decrease Energy Spending

    3 Ways Incorporating a Humidifier Can Decrease Energy Spending
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    Why product upgrade benefits should factor into your energy efficiency solutions.

    Did you know cost-savings are a big part of product upgrade benefits? Improvements to your HVAC system help you feel more comfortable but also lower your monthly bills. Humidity control is a perfect example. Just by adding moisture to dry indoor air, you can reduce your monthly heating bills.

    Keep reading to discover three ways a humidifier can lower your energy bills:

    #1: Turn down the heat without freezing.

    Just like the hot, sticky humidity of summer makes the temperature feel hotter than it is, increasing air moisture helps your home feel warmer in winter without cranking the heat. Keeping humidity between 45 and 60 percent lets you turn down your thermostat without suffering. You’ll feel healthier and more comfortable too, as a humidifier also prevents your skin, eyes and nasal passages from drying out.

    #2: Extend the life of your equipment.

    Heating systems last 15 to 20 years on average. The easier you are on your equipment, the longer it will last, and the most efficient it will be every minute of operation. By using humidity to make your home more comfortable, you can turn down the heat and reduce the wear and tear on your unit. In the end, this small upgrade will offer long-term energy and HVAC benefits.

    #3: Humidity control helps in summer too.

    You can purchase a humidifier at your local big box store, or you can have your HVAC technician install a humidity control device capable of both adding and removing moisture to the indoor air. Professional products offer more value for the dollar and often come at a comparable price. You can use the dehumidifying features to feel cooler in the summer without blasting the air conditioner and save on energy - and energy costs - all summer long.

    Ready to learn more about the product upgrade benefits available to you? Contact our team at McCall’s for an HVAC consultation.

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