How a Whole-House Humidifier Can Improve the IAQ of Your Los Angeles HomeDo you know how whole-house humidifiers and indoor air quality are related in the winter? A whole house humidifier will balance the humidity level in your home and improve indoor air quality for comfort in all weather conditions. 

A whole-house humidifier is attached to your HVAC system to carefully introduce water vapor into the air through the heating ducts. The humidity level is controlled by the thermostat. It keeps the heating and air conditioning system from drying out every room in the house.

One of the major economical advantages of the whole-house humidifier is that you will not have to turn the thermostat as high to heat your house. Humidity makes us feel warmer, which allows homeowners to turn the thermostat down. Further, more humid air appears to inhibit production of the flu virus in a home.

A whole-house humidifier can be installed in a new home or it will work with your existing cooling and heating system.


The humidifier allows enough moisture into your home to prevent the buildup of charged particles that can cause a mild shock when you touch a metal object. It can prevent “static cling” with clothing and drapery fabrics. Super-dry Santa Ana winds that blow from September through April often cause these problems.

Air that is too dry can aggravate asthma and other allergies by spreading dust, pollen and other allergens. Air with balanced humidity and an HVAC system with good filters will help control particle pollution. Your skin will not feel as dry and your respiratory system may be less susceptible to colds and viruses with better indoor air quality through increased humidity.

The added moisture will be immediately noticeable to you. House plants, woodwork, furniture, paint, plaster, artwork and electronics will also appreciate it.

Around the Clock Air Conditioning and Heating Inc. serves Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley 24/7 to keep your home fresh and comfortable in all weather conditions. Call us for more information on how your whole-house humidifiers and indoor air quality are related.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Los Angeles, North Hollywood and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about whole-house humidifiers and other HVAC topics, downloadour free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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