What Are the Benefits of Using a Central Air Humidifier?
Humidity is a measure of the water vapor in the air. This is what we feel on those hot, muggy days in summer that make us sweat so easily. Even though the outdoor air is humidified on a natural basis as the moisture ebbs and flows, indoor air is often dryer, particularly in the wintertime. Especially in Colorado during peak heating season in the home, you may be warm, but the air can still be dry and humidity levels can often fall short. This is where the need for central air humidifiers comes in. At Comfort By Design, we offer HVAC products and services that help you maintain a comfortable indoor living environment during all seasons of the year.
Other than providing essential indoor humidity, here are some of the health benefits and ways in which a humidifier can help you and your home include:
Relief for Dry Skin
The moisture produced by a humidifier is a great relief for dry, itchy skin that often characterizes the winter months when the outside air is on the dry side. This moisture can also help relieve itchiness caused by psoriasis and eczema.
Reduce Symptoms of Illness
Moist air produced by indoor humidifiers can help avoid allergy symptoms and other health issues, providing relief for colds and flues, such as sore throat, scratchy throat, nose irritations such as bloody nose, runny nose, asthma flares for people with asthma, respiratory infections, sneezing, headaches, coughing, and more.
Humidifiers add more oxygen to the air in the room by adding moisture. By improving indoor air quality, this can help prevent fatigue and headaches, provide you with more energy, and enhance your sleep.
More humid air indoors from humidifiers can help asthma sufferers breathe easier. However, it is important to prevent humidifiers from producing excessive amounts of moisture that can promote the growth of mildew and mold, which can make asthma symptoms worse.
Protection for Your Home
When your home has an optimal humidity level, you can lower the amount of static electricity in the air which can cause electrical shocks, frizzy hair, and more. It can also provide a level of moisture for walls, preventing the cracking of paint and furniture and the peeling of wallpaper.
Lower Heating Bills
Moistened air tends to make a space feel warm and comfortable, which may lessen your need to run the heater as often – this will result in lower heating expenses, especially in the cold Winter months.
Moisture for Plants
A central humidifier can maintain and enhance the health of indoor plants, giving them much needed moisture and preventing their leaves from drying out and turning brown.
Your indoor humidity levels are important, and having proper humidity levels will provide you with the utmost comfort during the cold Winter Months. To learn about what types of humidifiers we work with and how we can help you, or the HVAC services our team offers at Comfort By Design, give us a call today at 719.374.1776 or drop us a message through our contact form.