Most homeowners don’t often think about humidity levels in their home during the winter. However, dry indoor air can impact your quality of living, with the effects amplified during the colder months. All of our custom homes include an Aprilaire humidifier as a standard feature. Why? Because Columbia Builders recognizes that a humidifier can make your home a more comfortable place! And, there are benefits of a whole house humidifier that not only make you feel better, but save money too!
A Healthier Home
Studies have shown that dry indoor air increases your risk of contracting cold and influenza viruses, which thrive and are transmitted more easily in dry air environments. Moreover, these infections can aggravate or trigger the onset of asthma, especially in children. A humidifier in the home is a great way to prevent the spread of these infectious illnesses. Moisture in the air you breathe helps keep your nasal passages and airways healthy and provides a less than hospitable environment for viruses to live in.
Improved Energy Efficiency
Studies have also shown that rooms with dry air feel colder than those with properly humidified air. When you feel colder, you may turn up the thermostat to compensate, which leads to higher energy usage and more expensive utility bills. With a humidifier, your home operates at peak efficiency and saves you money during the winter months!
Protection for Your Home and Belongings
We want your home to last a lifetime. Without proper humidity levels maintained, dryness causes damage to wood flooring, cabinetry, and even your valued possessions such as musical instruments and furniture. A humidifier keeps the air in your home at the optimum moisture levels, protecting your home and possessions from damage.
Design and Build Your Dream Home with Columbia Builders
Columbia Builders is the home builder of choice in Howard County, offering homes in Ellicott City, Elkridge, Laurel, Columbia, Marriottsville, Fulton, Clarksville, Dayton, and Brookeville. No matter what the size and scope of your project, we have the skills, experience, and resources needed to bring your vision to life. We offer a level of customization that is truly unmatched and are committed to using materials and craftsmen of the highest quality, so you can trust that your new home is built to last.
If you’re ready to invest in a home that is built with your needs in mind, trust in us. Give Columbia Builders a call today at 410-730-0215 or use our contact form here. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Houzz, and Youtube, and don’t forget to check back on our blog for more tips and information!