Winter months are when we crank up the furnace in our HVAC system. If you’re feeling the impact of dry air in your home, it could be time to invest in a humidifier. Here are some ways it can benefit you this winter.
Humidity and Your Health
One of the first things that suffer when the air in your home is too dry is your health. We’ve all felt that irritation from dry skin, but low humidity can do more than lead to needing more lotion. Dry air affects your nasal passages, sinuses, and respiratory system. When these membranes are too dry, it makes you more susceptible to viruses like colds and flu. Adding humidity reduces the irritation and the symptoms from the dry air.
Humidity and Your Comfort
Dry air doesn’t hold onto heat very well, so when the air in your home is dry, it’s going to feel cooler. Adding humidity by way of a humidifier makes the air hold onto heat longer and feel warmer. As a result, you’ll use less energy heating your home and your home will feel more comfortable.
Humidity for Your Home
Dry air takes a toll on your body and health, but it also can affect your home and belongings. Without enough humidity, your floors, doors, and furniture suffer. Wood can crack, paint can bubble, and furniture and décor can lose stability.
The relative humidity in your home is a huge factor in your health, comfort, and wellbeing of your home. Contact your local McCall’s Supply, Inc. dealer to find out how else a humidifier can benefit you.