Humidity in your home is an important factor that can affect your health. When you have too much moisture, it can lead to mold and mildew. On the other hand, low humidity levels can make your skin and eyes dry and itchy. It is therefore essential to maintain an optimum level of humidity inside your home.
Viruses and bacteria can’t travel as well in moist air. It is possible that using a humidifier may prevent you from catching a bug this season.
Do you wake up with a tight, dry nose in the winter? Even if you don’t have a cold, winter air will dry out your sinuses and lower your resistance to bacteria. More moisture in the air means more comfortable sinuses.
The dry air also affects your vocal cords, creating a dry, scratchy throat. Keeping the air moist, especially while you sleep, helps provide relief to your vocal cords.
The dry winter air zaps moisture from your skin causing dryness, flaking, and accelerated aging. A humidifier can alleviate these damaging effects, and help you maintain vibrant looking skin.
In the summer months the higher the humidity, the hotter it feels. That is because the excess moisture in the air makes it feel warmer. By adding some moisture to the air, you’ll probably see some savings on your heating bills.
Too little moisture in the air can cause wood furnishing or flooring to split and crack. Using a humidifier helps preserve the integrity of the wood.
If you or your partner snores it may be due to dry sinuses. A moist environment can soothe dry sinuses and bring you comfort for a good night’s sleep.
Thanks to the dry air, static electricity shocks are harder to avoid in the winter. No one likes a jarring jolt of a static shock. A humidifier will help lessen potential for static electricity in your home during winter.
Plants are also affected by the dry winter air. Their leaves begin to look droopy and the soil seems dryer than usual. A humidifier can help keep you and your plants healthy.
If you end up catching a cold, flu, or sinus infection, a humidifier may shorten your healing time. The moisture keeps your nasal passages and throat moist reducing symptoms such as coughing and sneezing. Finally, portable humidifiers work great, but they can be a lot of maintenance. You must remember to clean them on a weekly basis as well as purchase distilled or demineralized water. Also, you have to be careful that you are not adding too much moisture to the air because it can encourage the growth of organisms including dust mites.
Reach out to the Airtegrity team today for all your comfort needs!