Throughout the winter, the humidity in your home can drop to as low as 10%, which is a lot lower than the recommended 30-50% by experts. This low level of humidity can have some harmful effects on your body, your house, and your family. Purchasing a home humidifier can be a perfect solution to many of those harmful effects. To help you better understand why we recommend to customers that they buy a humidifier, we have put together this list of all the top 5 benefits of owning a humidifier.
Top 5 Humidifier Benefits:
1. Reduced Heating Costs
Indoor humidity can greatly help reduce heating costs by allowing a homeowner to use less heat and still keep the home comfortable. The moisture in the air traps that heat, and keeps the air warmer for a longer period of time. Not only can the humidifier keep the home warmer, it can also make the home feel more comfortable. The moisture reduces the amount of drafty spots in the home, and the heating system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep the temperature at the right level.
2. Helps Prevent & Treat Illnesses
Humid air allows those tiny hairs inside your nose to wiggle around and filter out bacteria you may be breathing in. Increasing the level of humidity in your home, especially during the winter months, can reduce your chance of catching a virus by 15% or more! But humidifiers don’t only prevent illnesses from spreading, they can also treat illness symptoms. Humid air helps to soothe certain symptoms of the Flu and colds. By reducing cold symptoms such as coughing or sneezing, the humidifier actually accelerates the healing process and allows your body to recover more quickly.
3. Keeps Skin Moisturized
If you suffer from severely dry skin during the winter months, purchasing a humidifier for your home might just be the solution. A humidifier can help keep your skin soft and hydrated all winter long. This may not prevent but will lessen the effects of dry skin, such as chapped lips, and dried and cracked hands.
4. Controls Static Electricity
Have you ever noticed that during the winter months you tend to shock people you come into contact with more often than during other seasons? This is due to the dry air. Putting a humidifier in your home will reduce these symptoms by keeping the air and your skin moist. The electric shocks can be very annoying and even painful, but with a humidifier you don’t have to experience it as much.
5. Helps Reduce Snoring
Most of the time, snoring is caused by dry sinuses and throat passages. Drinking a lot of water is one way to stay hydrated and reduce snoring. Another way is to add moisture to the air by using a humidifier! A warm and comfortable room leads to better sleep, and can keep your sinuses hydrated to reduce snoring while you sleep.
Humidifiers have so many great benefits that it is easy to see why so many people have one in their home. If you would like to know more about humidifiers or want to purchase a whole home humidifier, please contact the experts here at David LeRoy Plumbing, Inc.