Ever reach out to touch something or someone and get a zap of static shock up your arm? Dry air can be a problem in almost any home, but it is most problematic during the winter months. The combination of cool, outdoor air and heated, indoor air can cause your home to be drier than the Sahara Desert.
Air that’s not properly humidified can have serious health and comfort implications:
- Low relative humidity can make you more susceptible to catching a cold or the flu.
- Dry air can cause structural damage to your home and possessions, it can cause walls, woodwork, and hardwood floors to crack. Most hardwood floor manufacture’s warranties do not cover damage caused by humidity changes.
- Don’t forget those annoying static shocks, they can cause irreparable damage to your electronic equipment.
- Dry air can actually make you feel colder at normal temperatures, causing you to overheat your home.
- Healthier, more comfortable air is possible with a whole-home humidifier. They are installed as part of your home’s heating and cooling system, and they automatically deliver the perfect amount of humidified air throughout every room of your home.
A whole-home humidifier can help you:
- Control Health
Maintaining the right humidity level throughout your home not only helps keep your nasal passages and airways healthy, it helps reduce colds and the flu. You and your family are at less risk for respiratory infection, allergies and asthma with proper humidity.
- Protect Your Home
A whole-home humidifier can help keep your possessions protected. Furniture, hardwood floors, musical instruments, and electronics are all safer when your home is properly humidified.
- Increase Comfort and Energy Efficiency
Optimal humidity can also help you stay warmer at cooler temperatures. That means you can lower your thermostat and your heating costs.
If you want to avoid those annoying static shocks this winter and keep your family as comfortable as possible, contact us today and ask about a whole-home humidifier.