Your home in the winter doesn’t have to be full of electrostatic shocks and nosebleeds. Did you know that the air in your home can be easily modified in a simple, healthy way that will make your home so much more enjoyable? It’s true! If you suffer from allergies, dry throat, and more, then it may be time to consider a humidifier.
When to know if you need a humidifier
There are some surefire signs that can help you determine if you should consider investing in a humidifier. Generally speaking, these signs point to the air in your home being too dry, especially for your respiratory system.
Constant nose bleeds
When you’re breathing in dry air all the time, the mucus lining of your nose, throat, and more can dry up, which results in cracking — just like having dry hands. Adding a little humidity to your air can help decrease the likelihood of nosebleeds from dry air.
Asthma and allergy flare ups
The drier the air, the easier it is for allergens to travel around your home… After all, they’re not getting trapped in humidity and “sticking” to surfaces as they may when it’s humid in your home. Adding humidity to your home’s air can help reduce asthma and allergy flare ups.
When you move, do you end up shocking your partner, your child, your television, or even your pet? A lot of static shock — including static such as your hair sticking up on end — can be a sign that the humidity of your home’s air is too low. More humidity will help reduce static in your home.
Home is too cold
If you find yourself cranking the heat to the max, your problem may not be that your HVAC is not delivering appropriately warm air (though it could be the case, definitely contact us to troubleshoot!), but could instead be that your air is far too dry. Humidity can make cold air more tolerable and “feel” more warm. It’s for this exact reason people remark about “dry heat” down in the South, rather than a humid, tropical heat that is nearly unbearable.
Humidifiers can help resolve a variety of dry-air conditions including dry skin, itchy eyes, irritated nasal passages, dry throat, and more. There is such a thing as too much humidity in your home, however, which would require the use of a dehumidifier instead. If you need help with your air quality in your home, contact us today to get started!