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How Humidifiers Can Help Keep Your Family Healthy this Winter

February 14, 2020

Categories: General HVAChome air quality

From the office, gym, grocery store and home; people spend much of their time indoors. Did you know the air inside these locations can, in some cases, be more polluted than the air outside? One of the biggest threats to your health is indoor air quality.

The air inside your home may be polluted by dust, formaldehyde, fire-retardants, radon, even volatile chemicals from fragrances used in conventional cleaners. An even more unwary danger is the humidity level of the air in your home. During winter months, the air both outside and inside of your home becomes increasingly dry which can cause or worsen many discomforts, illnesses, or health conditions.

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality During Winter

Winter not only brings colder temperatures and inches of snow, but also dryer air that has the potential to affect many people, even from the comfort of their own homes. Dry air causes many discomforts like:

  • Dry skin
  • Irritated eyes
  • Dry/sore throat
  • Nasal issues such as nose bleeds and congestion

Humidifiers are devices that improve home air quality by increasing moisture levels in the air via emitting water vapor or steam. With the use of an in-home humidifier during drier times, you may notice an improvement in the health and well-being of you and your family. Using an in-home humidifier from a quality heating and cooling company also helps to combat the hot, dry air that is continuously pumped into your home from your furnace.

Health Benefits of Humidifiers

Aside from discomforts like dry skin and throat, using a humidifier during the winter can also help curb the spread of diseases such as the common cold, flu, and more. Those that suffer from allergies, asthma, bronchitis, and sinusitis may also find relief when using a humidifier.

However, you do want to ensure your home doesn’t become too humid during the winter with the use of a humidifier. If your home air quality becomes too humid, this can trigger allergy and asthma issues, and promote the growth of mold, bacteria, and mildew.

Which In-Home Humidifier is Right for You?

From models that are built-in to your home heating and cooling services to portable and rolling units, there are many types of in-home humidifiers to choose from. Each unit has unique features that will determine the ideal settings to improve the indoor air quality of your home.

Are you interested in learning more about the different types and features of in-home humidifiers? As one of the leading quality heating and cooling service providers, we’re more than happy to answer any questions you may have! Fill out our simple contact form for more information or give us a call at 1-877-358-0033.

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