In this blog, Benefits of a Humidifier, we detail why this powerful tool will make you and your family feel better in your Louisville home this Winter.
Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air. Although it is often overlooked, proper indoor humidity is crucial to your health.
An inadequate level of humidity can result in serious health consequences, especially during winter, when indoor air often becomes dry. Cold air, which carries less moisture than warm air, enters the house and is heated, lowering its relative humidity.
Since winter is upon us, you may already be feeling some of the effects of low humidity.
Benefits Of A Humidifier: Low Humidity Consequences
If your humidity is too low, you may be suffering from several annoying symptoms, like itchy, dry skin or dry eyes. You or other family members may also be suffering from sore throats and sinus pain for the same reason.
People with asthma or allergies also suffer more with low humidity, and the common cold tends to linger.
Other symptoms include:
- Frequent illness
- Bloody noses
- Chapped/split lips
- Raspy breathing
- Dry cough
- Dryness of the throat and eyes
- Brittle hair and nails
- Shrinkage to wood floors, trim, crown molding
- Damage to furniture
- Shrinkage to musical instruments
Low humidity also wastes energy. That’s because low moisture levels in the air make it seem 2-3 degrees colder, which causes you to crank up the thermostat unnecessarily.
Furthermore, low humidity leads to painful and sometimes dangerous static electricity shocks when you touch a light switch, doorknob or other metal surface. All these symptoms can affect your sleep, too.
Benefits Of A Humidifier: Convenient And Comfy
Avoiding dry air can help you recover from the common cold quicker and helps sufferers of asthma or other respiratory conditions breathe easier. Adding a whole-house humidifier to your home may be just the solution you need. Here are a few benefits to consider.
Whole-house Coverage. A furnace humidifier will cover the entire house, while a free-standing unit would be needed in virtually every room for maximum comfort.
Automated Control. Furnace humidifiers come with automated controls so you can set the humidity at your desired level and forget about it. In general, most homes are best served with a relative humidity level between 40-60%.
Automatic Refill. A furnace-mounted humidifier is tied to your home’s water supply and replenishes automatically vs. a free-standing unit that must be refilled manually.
Tidier Home. In contrast to a free-standing humidifier, a single unit attached to your home’s furnace is less noisy and doesn’t take up much space which makes for a tidier home.
Our whole-house humidifier is designed to help your indoor environment maintain a consistent level of humidity all winter long, so you feel comfortable, no matter the temperature outside. Regulated with the exact amount of humidity needed, a whole-house humidifier works with your current system to humidify the air throughout your home.
In general, it is more efficient and easier to maintain than a stand-alone humidifier.
Healthier Air For 2022
Adding a humidifier helps you enjoy greater overall health, less stress, better sleep, and a happier family.
Like a rain forest, your home can have just the right amount of humidity to keep you comfortable. Our Rain Forest Humidification System will help you create the perfect balance of moisture in your home.
Call or text Allgeier Air, 502-244-9999 to schedule a time to discuss our Rain Forest Humidification System. Our team is standing by to answer all your questions and get you started on a healthier 2022.