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5 Reasons You Need a Humidifier

Improve Your Home Comfort

It’s hard to relax when your home feels uncomfortable. That’s why HVAC technicians like us are so important! We help make sure you aren’t too warm in the summer or too cold in the winter so you can focus on spending time with your family without the distraction of an uncomfortable home.

The moisture, or lack of moisture, in the air also has a large impact on comfort levels. While a well maintained HVAC system can go a long way in keeping your air clean and at the perfect temperature, your home may benefit from a little extra help in the form of a humidifier.

You’ve likely heard of a humidifier before, but how much do you know about all of the benefits this system can provide for your household?

Healthier Skin

Our skin needs moisture to retain it’s soft and supple texture. When the air is too dry in your home, you’ll begin to notice your skin feeling drier than usual, sometimes to a point that is painful, itchy, and flaky. This typically happens first to the skin on your hands, making it painful to work or even wash your hands. Your lips may also become dry and chapped.

A combination of lotion, chapstick, and especially a humidifier will add moisture back into the air, onto your skin and lips, and restore your former glow.

Calm Your Sinuses

Your skin isn’t the only part of your body that becomes affected by dryness. When you’re constantly breathing in dry air, it can take a toll on your throat and nasal passages. The lack of moisture can make these areas feel dry and itchy, leading to coughing, headaches, nosebleeds, and general discomfort.

Additionally, a healthily humid environment could help soothe the symptoms of certain illnesses like the flu or a cold. It has even been discovered that the flu thrives in drier environments. So, by installing a humidifier, you’ll be able to reduce the risk of the flu sticking around and spreading.

Humid air provides yet another form of illness defense by keeping your cilium healthy. Cilium are hair-like strands located in your nasal passage and, when healthy, are great at guarding us against germs and viruses.

Overall, a humidifier will help make your home a healthier one.

Warm Up The Home

While a humidifier wouldn’t be much help in the summer months, when you’re not looking to make the home even hotter, it’s a great tool for colder months. Humid air is warmer than dry air, so by keeping your home’s humidity levels up, you’ll be helping warm up the house without putting extra work on your HVAC’s back.

For Your Plants

If you’ve got a bit of a green thumb, or have a loved one who can’t seem to stop filling up the home with plants, a humidifier will help your leafy friends thrive. After all, many houseplants are native to much warmer, humid climates and are used to extreme temperatures. Place the humidifier near the plants and watch them flourish with the help of added dampness.

Better Sleep

Do you have a snorer in the family that is constantly disturbing your nighttime peace? A humidifier may help quiet them down. If your snoring is due to dry air, the humidifier will go a long way in taking care of that.

Get Your Humidifier Today

There is no better time to begin making your home feel more comfortable with a humidifier than today! Give the team at Farmer's Air a call at (843) 508-9779 to discuss your options and to schedule an appointment.