Whether you love or hate winter, there is one thing we can all agree on: winter air is dry. This is true outside, but it is also true inside, since your blasting heater can reduce the relative humidity in your home. However, the last thing you want to do is sacrifice your comfortable heating just to avoid dry air.
Dry air can result in many kinds of discomfort, but none that can’t be resolved or at least mitigated with humidifier installation. Because a humidifier adds more moisture into the air, you can benefit from one this winter in several ways:
- Better Skin- Your skin will suffer without adequate moisture, so if you find that your skin is cracked and itchy during the winter, humidifier installation can change that. Pretty soon, your skin will be back to normal and look both hydrated and healthy.
- Prevent Illness- People tend to get sick more easily in the winter, but a humidifier can help with that. Particularly, it can help prevent you from getting the flu. One study found that humidity levels above 40% cause the influenza virus to be less infectious. If you still get sick with a cold or something else, a humidifier can make your symptoms less severe by relieving congestion, dry throats, runny noses, coughs, and more.
- Warmer Home- While getting a professional to provide humidifier installation won’t technically make your home warmer, it will feel warmer. Moist air feels warmer than dry air, so a humidifier can help you save on your heating costs.