While possibly sad – it’s true. Most of us spend 90% of our time indoors. A humidifier makes that time a whole lot more pleasant in winter. Dry air can irritate skin, aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms, and even cause nosebleeds.
It’s so easy for your customers to drop by the store and pick up a portable humidifier. What benefits are they really missing from not installing a whole-house unit?
It’s really a no-brainer. A whole-house humidifier costs no more to purchase than a similar quality portable unit. It costs less to operate, runs quietly, doesn’t take up living space, and has massively lower maintenance requirements. Good portable units tend be expensive, loud, heavy, space-hogging and maintenance-needy.
A central humidifier draws water from the plumbing system, but a portable unit requires filling almost every day, and a cleaning every three days! Maintenance for a permanent unit is included in the yearly furnace checkup – some don’t even have pads to change or reservoirs to clean. It costs literally pennies every year to operate.
The whole-house system is pretty much silent, while many portable units rely on a noisy fan to distribute humidity. Add to that the weight of a good portable unit, and its footprint in valuable living space, and the choice is clear.
Install it and forget it – that’s what customers want. Make sure they know that you can provide it.