How a Humidifier Can Make Your Home More Comfortable

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Why do I need a Humidifier?

Dry skin? Dry nose? Getting a lot more static shocks than usual? If so, the humidity levels in your home may be too low. The best way to remedy this problem is with the help of a humidifier.

When the air inside your home becomes too dry, it can aggravate allergies and respiratory issues. In Canada, winter weather forces people to spend a lot of time indoors. Regular exposure to poor indoor air quality can negatively affect your comfort and ultimately your health.

When the humidity levels in your home are low, the air naturally feels cooler. That means that you may need to keep your thermostat set higher to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. This can lead to higher heating bills in the winter.

All these problems can be addressed with the help of a humidifier.

thermostat humidifier

Here are some of the benefits of using one of these devices in your home:

Easier breathing

Wintertime illnesses ranging from the common cold to the flu can irritate your throat, nasal passages, and airways. Adding moisture to the air provides soothing relief. Even when you are healthy, air that is properly humidified can make breathing and sleeping easier.

 

Soft, healthy skin

Dry winter weather is notorious for causing itchy, painful skin and chapped lips. Your hands are especially susceptible to dryness since they don’t have as many oil glands as other parts of your body. They also usually get washed a lot more often. One of the most effective ways to moisturize your skin during the winter is with the help of a humidifier.

 

Protection for your furniture

When moisture levels in the air drop, wood furniture can dry out, causing the wood to crack or split. Unfortunately, this type of damage is usually permanent. Maintaining adequate humidity levels in your home can help protect your furniture, keeping it in great shape a lot longer.

 

Fewer static shocks

Dry air increases the likelihood of getting shocked by static electricity whenever you touch anything in your home. A humidifier can reduce the number of shocks by adding moisture to the air.

 

Happier houseplants

Most houseplants thrive in warm, humid environments. During the winter, homes tend to be cool and dry, which can make it hard to keep your plants healthy. If you notice any brown leaves or if your plants begin to die, it could be caused by low humidity levels in your home.

home in winter

 

If you need help choosing a humidifier for your home, reach out to JD Swallow. We can provide expert guidance and knowledgeable answers to all your questions.

Contact us today to start improving the humidity levels in your home.