Friday, December 10, 2010

Furnace accessories

There are a great deal of furnace accessories for the home. Two that top the list are the high efficiency filter and the whole house humidifier.  Both of these products will add a measure of efficiency and comfort to your indoor quality of life.  Let’s talk about humidifiers. 

Quite often when a whole house humidifier is installed on an existing furnace the homeowner is able to lower the thermostat setting by two or three degrees while maintaining the same level of comfort.  The same principal causes us to feel hotter on humid days in the summer.  At certain temperatures, humid air causes us to feel warmer.  So bring the tropics with all of its warm humid air to your winter home.  Maybe even plant a palm tree and imagine how terrible it must be for all of those residents living in places like Michigan.

Here’s how to start.  Call a reputable heating contractor for a quote to install a by-pass type whole house humidifier.  GeneralAire makes a family of very fine humidifiers of this type.  Second, make sure you do this before January.  January is known for its very dry air and is also the time of year that most folks who suffer from dry skin and respiratory problems really begin to notice the lack of moisture in the air.  Another bonus of doing this in December is that it can qualify as a Christmas present for the whole family.

Written by Randy

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