Humidifiers are very popular in the winter months when the air becomes dry both outside and inside your home!
During the winter, the air in your home can be quite dry and cause damage to both your possessions and your body.
A humidifier works with your furnace to keep the water level in the air of your home consistent all winter long.
How a Humidifier Works
The operation of a humidifier is actually quite simple.
The unit itself is attached the the duct work just above your furnace.
Inside of the humidifier is a water panel that is moistened with water via a water line.
The dry air from the furnace flows over this water panel, collects water, and then is distributed throughout your home.
How Do I Control It?
You are able to set the desired humidity level in your home via a humidistat.
Some of today’s higher end thermostats have this included in them so that you don’t need two boxes hanging on your wall.
In general, an overall humidity level of 35-40% is what you should be aiming for.
Anything more than this and you risk condensation forming in your home.
Did you know that it’s possible for it to rain inside a home if the humidity level is too high? Yep.
Why Humidifiers Are Neccessary
Dry air is not good for your body or your furniture.
If you frequently suffer from static shocks in your home, dry lips, dry skin, or a sore throat, the humidity level of your home is likely to blame.
Also, a low humidity level in your home can also make it seem colder than it actually is.
Think about the summer and how it feels hotter when the humidity level is high.
By having a humidifier in your home, you can actually save money.
It costs much less to humidify your home than it does to heat it.
If your electric bills are rather high in the winter, consider having a humidifier installed to help combat heating costs and help prevent any unnecessary furnace repairs.
Is a whole house humidifier a good idea for my Columbus area home?
A whole house humidifier can be good for your Columbus, OH home. It is a good way to control the humidity level of your house to protect against allergies and health issues related to dry air. It is a common misconception that humidity is a bad thing. High humidity levels can be bad, but so can low humidity levels. Having your house set to 35-50% humidity is the best setting to optimize the health of your indoor air. To find out more about getting a whole house humidifier installed, contact us today.
Do humidifiers kill airborne viruses near Columbus?
Humidifiers can help kill airborne viruses that thrive in dry climates. It has been proven that homes with higher humidity levels have less traces of airborne viruses as well as a reduced amount of viruses on hard surfaces like doorknobs and desks. Humidity levels of 40-50% make it harder for viruses to survive and are also beneficial to your health. To learn more about getting a whole house humidifier for your home, give Sears Heating & Cooling a call today.
What are the benefits of a home humidifier near Columbus?
Some of the benefits of a home humidifier in Columbus, OH are:
It allows you to control the humidity level of your home.
It helps preserve your wooden floors and furniture.
It helps save you money on your heating bill in the winter.
Additionally, it helps promote better indoor air quality in your home by maintaining healthy levels of humidity that protect against viruses, allergens and dry air. When your home has too low of humidity levels, you can experience uncomfortable health issues like dry eyes, allergies and nosebleeds. Call us today to learn more about getting a whole home humidifier in your home.
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Adding on to my initial review of Sears from my experience last year since it does not appear Google allows me to just add a new review. I will keep this one short since it just reinforces the previous 5-star review I left. Again had an A/C problem after hours (this time a Sunday evening, 6:00ish or so). Called Sears and had the on-call tech paged. He called back so quickly, I almost didn't answer b/c I didn't recognize the number and it didn't click that I would get a call back so fast. Did not go with the after hours call out, but was set up with an appointment the next day. Joel T. was sent out and did a great job in diagnosing the issue. Unfortunately, the issue is not worth repairing b/c of the cost vs age of the unit; however, it can limp along for a little while longer while I thoroughly weigh my replacement options. Joel provided replacement estimates at a few different cost points, understood my need to call around for multiple estimates before deciding, and even called back later in the day to advise the office located one other lower cost option he previously thought was not available. Through all of this, Joel presented everything matter of fact - it was not a high-pressure sale pitch, proclamations of doom and gloom if I didn't commit to replacing right away, etc. Just good conversation about my options through Sears.Last night around 9:45 I realized my A/C was not working. Neighbor recommended Sears Heating and Cooling (not Sears and Roebuck, she made sure to mention). I called and spoke with a very nice lady who advised the on call tech was only on call until 10:00 and offered to page him for me. I was not sure if I wanted to have the tech paged so close to quittin' time, but she assured me it would not be a problem. So, the page went out around 9:57, and I got a call back at 10:00. We discussed the issue and the offer was made to come out in that night, but I declined. The on call tech entered my information and said the office would give me a call between 8 and 10 in the morning to schedule something. At about 8:05 the office called and said someone would be out between noon and 6. Turns out, the tech (Austin) finished up a nearby job around 10:45 and was at my house by 11:00. He quickly diagnosed the problem, presented the repair options, and helped walk me through deciding the route to take. While he advised there were several levels of repair options, he went over the lowest cost one and the next level up with a better replacement part and warranty only. He felt given the age of the unit and the cost after the 2nd repair option, it made no sense to discuss the higher cost options because they just were not worth it.Long story short, Sears Heating and Cooling was very courteous, professional, helpful and better than on time. I am thankful for the neighbor's recommendation and understand why she has used Sears for 20 years. I asked Austin about the service club and he provided very good information about it, presented a valid points on why it is a good idea and recommended I call the office to discuss further if I had more questions. He did not try to push it on the spot, which was appreciated. I have seen other reviews about the cost of Sears, but I have also seen the response that they strive to be competitive, not the most expensive - not the cheapest, but the best value. This is a strategy I agree with, it is not always about being the cheapest...it's about providing the best bang for the buck, and Sear accomplished that for me today. Prompt service, reasonable cost, and most importantly, I am sitting in a cool living room on a hot, humid evening.
Heating maintenance. I feel so blessed to have this company in my life. Josh/Sears go above and beyond to take care of our maintenance/installation needs and more.Annual A/C maintenance. I’ve used this company for years and the young man initiate helpful suggestions.7-6-2023 - I had my annual A/C cleaning/maintenance check. I’ve used this company for years and I have been pleased each time. The young man that performed the service was very kind and I felt that Ramon is very competent.