5 Biggest Benefits of Using a Humidifier During Winter

The benefits of using a humidifier in your home should be shared with everyone. It’s an excellent addition to your home, for your health, your pet’s health and your visitors. Wintertime is absolutely the best time to have a high-quality humidifier in your home, especially for fighting those colds and seasonal allergies.

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1. Fighting Dry Air with a Humidifier During Winter and Reduce your Respiratory Problems too!

In the winter, the home air is naturally drier, and indoor heating only makes it worse. You may find it harder to breathe at night too. Dry air can make any existing medical conditions even worse. If you have little ones at home with a cold, there are benefits for using a humidifier to help them recover faster. Their nasal passages, skin, and hair dry out from the dry air, making life as uncomfortable as possible. Our thirst goes up even. If you have pets, you may notice you are filling even their water dish more often too. All of the respiratory problems that you can experience can largely be avoided by keeping a humidifier in your bedrooms at night, as well as in whatever living space you frequent the most.

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2. Worry Less About Dry Skin in Winter with a Humidifier

Do you ever get dry skin in Winter? How about dry scalp at least? Yes, we all know that common Wintertime issue – Dry skin. Our kids also often get chapped lips, chins and noses from licking their lips and constantly blowing their noses. Dry skin wrinkles and cracks more easily, and living in an arid house can cause and exacerbate a number of skin issues. Those of us trying to avoid dry skin by applying lotions and oils are only fighting a losing battle. You can survive winter a lot easier with just having one of those handy Humidifiers in the home.

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3. Proper Humidity Helps Air Feel Warmer at Lower Temperatures

You may be surprised to learn how more humidity means more warmth. Low humidity levels can reduce the feeling of warmth in the air by a good 3-5 degrees, so very dry air (10% humidity) at 70 degrees may feel like 65 degrees.

Conversely, air at a lower temperature with a relative humidity level of 50% will feel much warmer. For example, if you keep your thermostat at 67 degrees and your humidity level at 50%, the temperature in your home will feel more like 70 degrees.

This means that you can save money during the day and even more at night while you sleep by keeping your thermostat at a lower setting while running your humidifier. A humidifier is a small appliance that uses far less energy than your furnace.

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4. Good For Wood Furniture Flooring and Wood Trim

If the air in your home is very dry, it can actually cause your doors, moldings, floorboards and wood furnishings to shrink, crack and split. Setting up a humidifier will help keep your expensive wood furniture, trim and even structural aspects of your home safe, strong and attractive.

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5. Reduces Static Electricity in the Home

Are you or someone in your home fighting with static electricity in the home? Very dry air causes static electricity to build up in textiles around your home. You may find yourself experiencing a substantial shock after every trip across carpeted areas or anytime you encounter fabric or upholstery or your pet‘s fur. Keeping the air in your home well hydrated can significantly reduce instances of static shock.

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So How Do You Know Your Air Is Too Dry?

First of all, if you are experiencing any of the issues above, that’s a hard tell that your air is too dry. On a scientific level,  the humidity in your home can be measured using a humidity monitor. They are inexpensive and extremely handy. A simple humidity monitor will let you know at a glance whether your humidity levels are too high, too low or just right.

How Can AirXperts help?

Here at AirXperts, we have skilled workers that can install a home humidifier for you. You wouldn’t have to worry about buying multiple plugin units to refill through the day. Contact us today about the options that we can provide for you for a whole house humidifier system. Happy Holidays!

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