The process of adding moisture to the air is “Humidification”. Humidity is one of the most important aspects of completing your indoor comfort, but unfortunately it is not understood. Probably the reason for this is because most people associate humidity with uncomfortable, hot, steamy summer day, however, humidity has many proven benefits to your health, home and comfort.
By using a whole-home humidifier is an effective way to add the proper amount of humidity to your indoor air and prevent problems caused by dry air.
When the winter begins, we begin to heat our homes to warm them up, however, one problem that arises is the humidity of the outdoor air significantly drops when it is brought into the home and heated causing dry air in your home.
Many physicians and other experts often recommend humidity control to prevent damaging effects of dry air caused by low relative humidity levels.
♦ Low humidity can increase your likelihood of getting colds, flu and other upper respiratory ailments. Viruses that cause colds and flu thrive in low humidity. And, according to The American Society of Otolaryngology, dry air can make people more susceptible to infection. In addition, drier air can aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms.
♦ Low humidity can cause home damage. It causes walls, woodwork, and your beautiful hardwood floors to crack. Electronics can fall victim to static electric charges, requiring expensive repair or replacement.
♦ Low humidity can cause higher energy costs. Low humidity can make you feel too cold at normal temperatures leading you to turn up the thermostat. This leads to higher energy bills.
Other items caused due to low humidity are bloody noses, dry mouth and dry itchy eyes, sore throats, cracked, itchy skin and painful static shocks.
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