Most of us are familiar with portable humidifiers and how they can really help stuffiness and congestion when we have a cold or the flu. Now, this same principle can be applied to your entire home to help keep you and your family healthy and may provide many other benefits.
A whole home humidifier is connected to your heating and cooling system and evenly distributes water vapor throughout your entire home. This system uses a monitor that controls your home’s humidity year-round for maximum health benefits. In fact, humidity is so important that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends a humidity factor of 25-40% during the winter months alone.
Benefits of a Whole Home Humidifier
May reduce cold and allergy symptoms - When your sinus cavity dries out from the heat of your HVAC system, it can lead to coughs, sore throats and breathing problems. A whole home humidifier can help alleviate and may even eliminate these symptoms.
Safeguards against illness - The mucus membrane in the respiratory system is a natural defense against germs and viruses. Low humidity works against our bodies’ natural defense system, making it more difficult to fight illnesses. Not only that, many types of viruses and allergens thrive in low humidity, causing illnesses to last longer. A whole home humidifier can really help boost your immunity to certain types of illnesses.
Prevents dry skin - Notice how the heat in your home can cause your skin to become dry, itchy and scaly? A whole home humidifier can help keep your skin moisturized, and helps to remedy skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.
Helps prevent snoring - When humidity in the home is at an optimal level, the respiratory system functions better and may help to decrease snoring, so everyone sleeps better!
Energy savings - With more humidity in the air, you’ll feel warmer and want to turn down your thermostat. This can really help save money on your heating bills.
Improved heating & A/C system efficiency - Dry air can cause your home to become both dusty and musty, resulting in clogs and bad air flow in your system. Improved moisture levels can help prevent these problems.
Protection for your furniture - Too much or too little moisture can cause your furniture to dry or warp. Just the right amount of humidity is a great preventative measure.
For more information on how a Whole Home Humidifier can keep you, your family and pets safe and comfortable all year long, call the pros at A#1 Air now! We’ll be happy to provide you with an estimate on the best option for your home’s specific needs.