If you notice that your skin tends to get very dry in the winter and hot days are almost insufferable during the summer, you might have a problem with dry air.
Do you ever feel like the air in your home is not making you comfortable enough, although you carefully control the temperature all the time through the HVAC system? If you notice that your skin tends to get very dry in the winter and hot days are almost insufferable during the summer, you might have a problem with dry air.
Many households have an air humidity level that is too low, leading to various issues. Ideally, you would have a 40-60% moisture level in the air. Using a humidifier to keep this level constant will improve your health, protect your house and help you spend less money.
Having an air humidifier installed in your home brings numerous health benefits. You will immediately start seeing improvements in various breathing and skin problems. Here are some examples:
Improves Allergy Symptoms
Dry air feels extremely uncomfortable for people with allergies. It leads to difficulty breathing, itchy nose and skin, coughing, dry skin and throat, and so on. Humid air alleviates allergy symptoms and complements your treatment, helping you feel better again.
Alleviates Cough Symptoms
A humidifier can be bliss when you have a cough. It improves the air quality and helps your throat by keeping your airways moist.
Helps You Breathe Easier
Raising the humidity in your home can also dramatically improve a stuffy nose. Increase the air humidity levels to 60-70% and you will immediately see the difference. This change will also help you and your children sleep better.
Prevents Dry and Cracked Skin
If you’ve been dealing with dry skin, cracked heels, elbows, and lips and generally feel like you constantly need to apply lotion, the air in your home may be to blame. A humidifier will relieve the dry skin symptoms and keep you better hydrated and more comfortable.
Protecting Your House and Belongings
Dry air doesn’t only affect your health and comfort level, but it can damage your property as well. If the air humidity drops below 30-40%, your wood items and structure can suffer.
By constantly pumping heat in your home and not checking the air humidity levels with a hygrometer, you are drawing moisture out of your furniture, wood panels, and floors. Dry wood may crack easily, leading to expensive repairs and replacements.
Another sign that the moisture levels in your house are much too low is static electricity. If you receive a shock each time you handle your linens or try to put a sweater on, check the air humidity level.
An air humidifier will help you save money too. Humid heat feels hotter than dry heat thanks to the water particles carrying the energy. Therefore, you won’t have to turn the heat up so much when your house has optimal moisture levels.
Adding a humidifier to your HVAC system is the best way of enjoying these benefits, without worrying too much about maintaining it and constantly moving it from one room to another. Give Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC a call today at (314) 471-7625 to learn more!