Dry, winter air can wreak havoc on your overall health and comfort; from dry skin, to allergies, to colds and flu. By adding a whole-house humidifier to your heating and cooling system you can regulate the amount of moisture in the air throughout your home, making a better, healthier and more comfortable environment for your entire family.
Whole-house humidifiers can help ease congestion without the use of medicine. With more moisture in the air, the mucus in your nasal passage and sinuses thins so that it’s easier to breathe.
Humidifiers soothe dryness, irritation or itchiness in the nose, nasal passages, sinuses, mouth, throat and eyes. They can even prevent nose bleeds to those prone to them when their nose is dried out, according to the Mayo Clinic. Dry nasal passages can become sore when you have a cold, and a humidifier can help lubricate the passages for a more comfortable night’s sleep. Humidifiers act much like a hot shower to help clear your head and sinuses when you’re suffering from congestion issues. Humidifiers can benefit those suffering from colds, flues or allergies.
During the winter, the indoor humidity levels of furnace-heated air can drop to 10 percent or less, according to Mount Sinai School of Medicine dermatology professor Hillard H. Pearlstien, M.D (MotherNature.com). Dry winters cause dry, itchy skin, chapped lips and even frizzy hair. A whole-house humidifier can help keep the air moist so that your hair and skin don’t suffer. And moist skin means less chapping and dryness. Whole-house humidifiers not only benefit your family, but your home as well. They reduce static electricity in the air and help preserve a room’s appearance by slowing the pealing of wallpaper, and preventing cracks in paint and furniture.
If you’re looking for relief from the dry, uncomfortable air this winter, a whole-house humidifier is a great tool to provide relief to your family and home.