Why Winter Air Needs Humidifying
When winter’s air is biting at your nose, the warm indoors of your home is a wonderful place to be, but when the air in your home dries your skin and respiratory system, it’s not so enjoyable. Here are a few reasons why a humidifier should be on the front lines of your defense against dry winter air.
- Start to feel better faster. When you use a humidifier, your respiratory system has a chance to heal faster from colds, allergies and other annoying winter respiratory ailments. The humidity helps drain your sinuses faster and keeps your respiratory passages operating smoothly.
- Goodbye to gobs of lotion. Dry skin is the bane of many people during winter’s cold days. Humidifying the air helps treat and prevent dry skin by keeping your skin better moisturized. It also helps keep your lips from chapping and can be easier on your mucous membranes.
- Find respiratory relief. Whether it’s improving your sinus congestion, easing your allergies or reducing your congestion, adding humidity to the air helps you breathe easier. Doctors regularly recommend humidifiers as a natural treatment for those with respiratory ills.
- Silence the snoring. As part of your respiratory tract, keeping your throat lubricated is vital to your health. But did you know that humidifying the air in your home can also help silence snoring for the same reason? The extra moisture helps keep the snoring in your home down to a bare — and quiet — minimum.
- Protect your woodwork. When you don’t use a humidifier, the wood and glue in your woodwork dries out. This causes wood pieces to fall apart or crack due to the moisture being pulled out of the wood. A humidifier helps keep that valuable moisture in the wood where it belongs, protecting it.
- Say no to nosebleeds. A humidifier also moisturizes your mucous membranes, including your nasal passages. Because wintertime nosebleeds are caused by fragile and dry membranes, keeping your nose well humidified helps prevent these troublesome traumas. Humidity helps encourage healthier conditions and drives away many difficult moisturizing issues.
By adding a humidifier to your furnace system, you’re ensuring that your home will remain comfortable through the cold season. If you need help determining the best humidifier for your home or for help with other HVAC questions, please contact our associates today. We’ve been serving Florida homeowners with exceptional service since 1958.