Winter is just around the corner and, with it, comes the dry air that causes static electricity and other problems. You know those uncomfortable little shocks that happen when you walk across the carpet to turn on the lights or when your skirt clings unattractively to your slip? One good way to avoid such scenarios and to keep your home as comfortable and healthy as possible is to invest in a home humidifier.
There are a variety of different types of humidifiers. Portable units must be filled with water frequently and plugged into an outlet. Whole house humidifiers can be more expensive, but are tied directly into your water and electrical system, so that you don’t have to worry about re-filling the system. A central unit also keeps the air in the entire house from drying out, rather than just one room.
Benefits of a Humidifier
Getting rid of static electricity in your home is just one of the many benefits to adding a humidifier. This appliance can also help ease dry skin, make it easier to breathe, and even help to reduce snoring. According to the Mayo Clinic, you should aim for a humidity level of between 30 and 50 percent for the healthiest home environment. So do you need a humidifier for your home? Consider the benefits:
1. Easing dry skin. A humidifier adds moisture to your indoor air, which helps to prevent the uncomfortable dry, flaky skin that is prevalent during the winter.
2. Reducing static electricity. As we discussed above, one of the chief benefits of adding a humidifier to your home is reducing the amount of static electricity. Nobody likes those little zaps you can get when the air is dry!
3. Helping to fight colds, flu, and sinus infections. Keeping your indoor air between 30 and 50 percent humidity can fight off dry sinuses and nose bleeds and help ease the symptoms of the flu, colds, and respiratory problems like asthma or allergies.
4. Stop snoring. Adding moisture to the air keeps your throat from drying out, reducing snoring. By adding a humidifier, both you and the people around you will get a better night’s sleep.
To learn more about the benefits of humidifiers or to schedule your appointment and improve your indoor air quality today, contact us at (301) 990-7970. We’ve been helping Maryland and DC homeowners with their heating and cooling needs for more than 25 years and will put our experience to work for you.