The weather Greensboro, North Carolina, experiences throughout the year may have residents wondering if a whole-home humidifier would do them any good. Humidifiers are not only for brutal winters or dry climates, but they also offer benefits for homes in any season and all climates. Small, single-room humidifiers are inexpensive and easily purchased online or at a department store, but whole-home humidifiers improve your indoor air quality with none of the hassle. Discover the following six benefits you can realize when you choose to have a whole-home humidifier installed.
Anyone who suffers from eczema or dermatitis knows that dry, itchy skin is no small annoyance. These conditions worsen with dry, cold air. A whole-home humidifier adds moisture to the air in your home and helps your skin hold in its natural moisture. Moisturized skin retains its elasticity and leads to less wrinkles.
Dry air can cause the oil-producing glands in your body to overwork themselves, a condition which can lead to acne. Winter weather leads to drier outdoor air, so keeping your indoor spaces warm and moist is essential to healthy winter skin.
Easing Into the Flu Season
The respiratory system is lined with a membrane that needs to stay moist to keep your sinuses happy. Dry air pulls the moisture out of this membrane and causes it to become irritated. This condition leads to a scratchy, sore throat, painful sinuses, and an overall unhealthy respiratory tract.
When cold and flu season comes around, these sicknesses irritate the membranes more and make a common cold feel much worse. Certain viruses are actually known to spread easier and faster in dry air, and inflamed respiratory systems are more susceptible to illness, which creates a perfect storm for a miserable season.
Unhealthy, dry respiratory systems can lead not only to discomfort and illness, but also snoring. Nothing interrupts sleep like a loud snore. Snoring can interrupt the sleep of others and prevent the person snoring from entering into a deep sleep.
Additionally, coughing will also keep others awake, and a sore, dried-out throat leads to a persistent, hacking cough. Whole-home humidifiers can make your home more conducive to quality sleep.
Fewer Allergy Symptoms
Allergies are the body’s immune system overreacting to foreign substances. When your immune system attacks these invaders, the mucous membranes start overproducing and swelling. At this stage, your eyes water, sneezing attacks and runny noses take over, and your skin can react with hives.
Dry skin and eyes also lead to itching, watery eyes, and a runny nose. If your indoor air quality is already causing these allergy-like symptoms, allergy sufferers in your home will experience unpleasant symptoms twice as worse. A whole-home humidifier can address overly dry conditions in the home.
Low Equipment Maintenance
Humidifiers come in many shapes and sizes. Single-room and portable humidifiers do well to improve air quality in smaller areas. To maintain moist air throughout a home, however, you’d need several single-room humidifiers running at one time. But this setup uses time, electricity, and the continual need to refill them with water.
Whole-home humidifiers are installed in the ducts near your HVAC system, and they are connected directly to your water supply. Moisture is added to the air as it is pumped through vents throughout your home.
Protection for Furniture
Wooden and antique furniture lasts longer and looks healthier in homes with proper humidity levels. Dry air not only pulls moisture from the body, but it also wicks away moisture from any porous material such as wood. Hardwood floors, tables, and chairs are all more prone to crack and split in drier environments. Doors and window frames can suffer, too. Installing a whole-home humidifier not only cares for your body, but also your belongings.
Maintaining a proper level of moisture in your house keeps everyone healthier. We care about the quality of the air in your home, and we want you and your family to live comfortably. Call Air Treatment Inc. Heating & Air Conditioning at 336-790-3206 today for more information on how to make your home a healthier environment with a whole-home humidifier.
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