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Does My Cincinnati Home Need a Whole-Home Humidifier?


When it comes to home comfort, most Cincinnati residents think only of their heating and cooling systems. The truth is, temperature isn’t the only factor which makes a home feel comfortable or not. Maintaining a balanced humidity level within your residence will have a big impact on how comfortable you feel inside.

Ideally, the relative humidity level inside a Cincinnati home should be between 30 to 50 percent. When winter arrives, you may have trouble keeping your home humidity level within this range, as cold air is notoriously dry. As your furnace runs, it strips the air indoors of some moisture, further contributing to low humidity inside.

Whole-home humidifiers work to maintain balanced relative humidity throughout your entire Cincinnati residence. Now is the best time to have one installed, so your home will be ready to combat dry air once cold temperatures are here to stay.

Unsure whether your home would benefit from this equipment? Remember back to the indoor conditions you faced last winter, and in the past – the following signs indicate that the relative humidity levels in your home have been too low:

  • Lots of static. Does your hair stick up, your clothes stick to you, or do you get a shock each time you touch metal fixtures? Static electricity is a common sign indicating low humidity.
  • Furnace is always running. When humidity levels are too low, your home feels much colder. This is because there isn’t enough humidity in the air to hold heat to your body. To make up for the lack of warmth from humidity, you must run the furnace more frequently to warm the home.

If you noticed these symptoms in the past, a whole-home humidifier will add moisture to the air to keep relative humidity in the appropriate range. This will keep your family comfortable and healthier throughout the winter months.

Nelson Comfort carries quality whole-home humidifiers which can tackle the dry air challenges Cincinnati homeowners experience. Call our team today to learn more about the solutions we have to offer.

About The Author


Dan Detmer

Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service. If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!

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