Help you stay healthy
Colds and viruses, like the flu, are commonly passed around during winter months. Many types of bacteria and viruses thrive in dry air environments, putting your family at risk if your home’s air is too dry. A humidifier keeps humidity levels balanced, reducing this risk. Should you happen to catch a cold, a humidifier can provide relief from symptoms such as dry throat, nasal irritations, itchy eyes, and other symptoms which can be worsened by dry air.
Provide relief from allergies
If you or a loved one is affected by allergies, a humidifier can help relieve symptoms. By keeping the humidity levels in your home properly balanced, allergens in your air can actually be reduced, which limits your exposure to common irritants.
Provide relief from dry skin
Dry skin is a common complaint during dry winter months. This is because there is less humidity in the home, due to natural dryness as well as dryness caused as your furnace heats air for your home. Using a humidifier will add moisture back into your air, providing dry skin relief as well as improvement of eczema.
Improve heating efficiency
Moist air actually helps you feel warmer. Using a humidifier during the winter months can help you feel warmer without cranking up the heat. You’ll be able to turn your thermostat down and save some money on your heating bills if you keep you humidity levels in balance.
Protection for wood elements
There is a great deal of wood used throughout the home, in building products and in furnishings. When air is too dry, wood can dry out, causing it to split and crack. With a humidifier in use, your home’s expensive and sensitive wood elements will be protected from the damaging effects of dry air.