The Benefits of Humidifiers During the Winter Months
For many people, including those in Utah, the winter months come with a whole new set of problems. Even inside the home, things like dry skin, respiratory problems, and trouble keeping warm can be caused by the cold and dry air. Unfortunately, these are not problems that can be fixed by increasing the temperature inside the home.
In fact, it’s the heater that’s to blame for stripping the moisture out of the air during the winter months, bringing humidity levels down below comfortable norms. Luckily, there are some things homeowners can do to avoid these problems.
Dry air can cause problems with the respiratory system. It can actually cause problems for the eyes, nose, mouth, and nasal passages, causing them to dry out, creating irritation. This can cause the respiratory system to become dry because it’s normally lined with a mucous membrane that helps protect it. This mucous membrane means that the respiratory tract is healthy and functioning well. But when it’s dry, it can become more susceptible to the common cold and even the flu virus. This can also cause itchy eyes, a runny nose, and general discomfort.
Luckily, a whole-home humidifier can put that moisture back into the home’s air. This can help keep the respiratory system healthy, making this important for the overall health of those in the house. It can also prevent existing respiratory issues from worsening thanks to drying air. A
Just like the dry air common in winter can sap the moisture from the respiratory system, it can also sap it from the skin. The dry air takes moisture out of the skin, making it dry, itchy, and unhealthy-looking. Anyone who has ever suffered from eczema knows how uncomfortable this can be.
With a whole-home humidifier, the skin can stay healthy and can actually lead to fewer wrinkles. Dry air can also cause the oil-producing glands in your to work overtime, which can lead to acne, pimples, and scar tissue if it gets bad enough.
Moisture in the air isn’t just good for humans in the house. It’s also good for indoor plants and indoor air quality. Plants need moisture to thrive and produce oxygen and food. This is why greenhouses are always humid when plants, veggies, and fruits are growing. Installing a whole-home humidifier can help protect these houseplants as well as anyone living in the home.
Whole-home humidifiers work with the existing HVAC system to provide moisture to the home, spreading it out through the air to make sure the house stays comfortable. This can help keep allergies at bay, protect the skin, keep the respiratory system healthy, and protect indoor plants, furniture, and pets. A professional HVAC company can help install one of these whole-home humidifiers to help protect the whole home for winters to come and ensure great indoor air quality.
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