Dry air is the culprit of a lot of struggles – cracked lips, dry skin, and itchy eyes to name a few. Many of us feel the effects of dry air, especially once the winter months hit. So instead of stashing lip balm in every corner of your home and office, think about the benefits of installing a whole-house humidifier.
Moisturize the Air, Moisturize Your Skin
If you or members of your family deal with cracked skin, chapped lips, nose bleeds, or have trouble with dry contacts, installing a whole-house humidifier will drastically help resolve those issues. When we have the heat on, the indoor humidity levels can drop to 10 percent or less. Humidifiers add moisture to the air and, therefore our skin and eyes, making it much easier for everyone to go about their day-to-day.
Sneezy to Sleepy
Newer models of humidifiers can help relieve allergy symptoms by regulating the moisture in the air without overdoing it. If a home is too moist it increases the chance of the spread of dust mites, and if it’s too dry other allergens can aggravate the throat and nose. With a whole-house humidifier you can control the humidity in your entire home with the touch of a button. Regulating this will help soothe the nose and throat passages and decrease allergy symptoms. It can also help people with asthma and other upper respiratory issues.
With the ease of allergy symptoms, and other respiratory issues, comes the ease of snoring. With that throat-soothing factor, comes an ear-soothing factor as well. If you’re a mouth breather, added moisture in the air will help you sleep more comfortably and keep you from snoring. Win-win for you and whoever falls asleep next to you. Also, if you forget that glass of water on your nightstand, no problem.
Cost and Energy Efficiency
Your house itself can suffer from dry air as well. It can cause damage to wood floors, doors, and furniture by drying it out and causing it to crack. The joints in wood floors can loosen, doors can swell or shrink making them difficult to open or close, and furniture arms or legs can wobble. Installing a whole-house humidifier will help reduce the risk of damaging these items in your home and eliminate maintenance costs or inconveniences.
Another great thing about humidifiers is the more humid the air is, the more it holds heat. That means you won’t have to turn up your heat as high as you would without a humidifier. This will save energy, as well as money in the long run since you won’t be running your heat as high over the course of the winter.
In Minnesota winters, your home’s heating system is an all-star player, but the whole-house humidifier is the MVP. If you feel you could benefit from installing a whole-house humidifier in your home, contact us today for financing options or more information.