Humidity and Your Home This Winter
Winter air is so, so dry, and a whole house humidifier is the best way to keep that dryness from ruining your winter cheer.
Even humidity throughout the home is more important than many homeowners know. It’s not just a comfort thing. It’s a quality of life thing. Don’t believe us? Read on. Here are 8 ways a humidifier makes winter life better the moment you turn it on.
More affordable heating bills.
Humid air transports heat differently than dry air. Humid air feels warmer than dry air, even when the temperature is the exact same. You can set your furnace at a lower temperature when using a good humidifier from November to April, and save money all through the winter.
Your family stays healthy.
Humidifiers aren’t foolproof cold and flu defenders, but viruses and bacteria don’t travel as well in moist air. Studies show high humidity and high incidents of cold and flu don’t tend to mix. Humid air at home might be the difference between the whole family staying in bed sick over the holidays and having a great, active time.
You’ll be more rested.
Dry air turns moderate snorers into nightmarish snorers. Sinuses dry out, get plugged and makes normal breathing sound like dragon breathing.
If your partner is a snorer, you won’t have to dread the approaching 5 months any more than you dread a regular night.
Similar to above, dry winter air leaves your sinuses raw and dried out. Even if you feel healthy as a reindeer, the cold air affects your breathing.
As your sinuses dry out, they also open up a path for bacteria and viruses to invade your body. Happy sinuses means you breathe easier and stay healthier through the winter.
Softer, less irritated skin.
Skin around your fingernails, on your elbows, your heels and around your nose is prone to cracking when dry. It hurts! Skin starts to flake off, to look dull, old and stressed out.
Even if it doesn’t bother you, we bet it bothers somebody in your house.
Heal up faster.
A humidity helps your body recover from a cold or flu quickly. It also helps reduce those horrible cold and flu symptoms, like dry coughs and runny noses, keeping you up all night.
Protect your antique furniture.
Bit by bit, your antique wood accents are drying out. Winter accelerates the process and leads to cracks and greater susceptibility to other damage.
If you want to keep that antique desk for more than a couple years, humidify!
Plant give and take.
The air inside your house is only as clean as the plants inside can make it. When the air dries out, your plants start to struggle to keep up their end of the living arrangement, and you start losing the air cleaning benefits.
We can help identify the right humidifier for your family. Get in touch with a member of our team for expert advice today.