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Top 4 Benefits of a Whole-Home Humidifier

10/16/2020

Angela Newton Digital Marketing Specialist

The winter season finds more homeowners in Central Iowa staying inside, warm and cozy, in the comfort of their home. But there’s a problem – the warmer your air indoors, the drier. The drier the air – the lower the humidity. Low humidity levels throughout your home can cause you discomfort by drying your nasal passages or exacerbating respiratory illnesses; it can also worsen static electricity in your home.

Humidity is often ignored as an element of indoor comfort and air quality. Consider these reasons why a whole-home humidifier is worth the investment:

  1. Get Sick Less Often. Very dry and very humid air can have a negative impact on your health. Too humid and viruses thrive, to dry and those with asthma or other respiratory illnesses may suffer greater. The Cleveland Clinic reports that dry hair may cause the following problems: dry eyes, sore throat, dry nasal passages, bloody nose, enhanced cold or flu, chapped skin, and lips, itchy dry skin, worsen asthma and allergy symptoms. You can avoid many common illnesses by installing a whole-house humidifier in your household!
  2. Sleep Better. Because humidifiers help protect against illnesses, your family will sleep better simply because they are healthier and not being woken up by sore throats, coughing, and sneezing. Whole-house humidifiers keep the humidity levels in your home at optimal levels (typically between 40 and 50 percent) and helps prevent your throat from becoming irritated and dry. Reduce your snoring! Snoring results from a constricted airway, resulting in a dry mouth and relaxed throat. This dryness causes your respiratory airways to overcompensate by producing more mucus and therefore more constriction and likelihood of uttering an audible vibration such as snoring. Relieving the causes of snoring, such as dry airways, may help those sleep sounder as well (Stuck et al., 2015).
  3. Stop the Static. Is your family getting shocked more lately? The dry, cool air could be the culprit to the increase of static in your home. A humidifier makes the air less dry and lowers your likelihood of being shocked at home.
  4. Low Equipment Maintenance. Not many people think about the fact that air that is too dry can affect the finishes and furnishings in your home, especially those made from wood, causing them to shrink, warp, and crack. Low humidity could also have an unfavorable effect on paper products, such as photos, posters, and books, resulting in them becoming more brittle.

Give Us a Call

If you’d like to know more about improving your home’s comfort and heating efficiency this winter, give Service Legends a call at 515-657-6634. Right now is the best time to start controlling the humidity and comfort in your home!

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