Why Humidifiers are Beneficial in the Winter

Having a humidifier in your home can be beneficial during the winter months. This can help prevent dry skin, chapped lips, or any static electricity that might be in the air. By investing in a humidifier, you can help improve the comfort level in your home. Humidifiers offer a solution to the dry air we experience this time of year by dispersing moisture back into the air that is circulating throughout the home. Raising the general indoor air quality and your home comfort can lead to a more pleasant experience while you are there. If you want to purchase a humidifier for your home or just want to know more about the benefits of humidification, just call us, and we can discuss your options.

Types of Humidifiers to Choose from

Humidifiers come in three different types to meet your particular needs. On a small scale you can buy portable humidifiers that offer humidification to small rooms or spaces where you need it the most. You can also move the humidifier wherever you need it at any given time. There are also console type humidifiers. These are larger and installed more permanently into cabinets or other permanent fixtures. They are designed to improve the indoor air quality of a single or a few rooms, but they do not have the ability or power to improve your entire comfort level in your home. An option like this is best picked when you only have a certain space that needs to be humidified, since you will not be able to move it around like the smaller models. The biggest option is the central humidifier, which takes advantage of the ventilation system in your home to humidify the entire home with a single unit. We can inspect your home and help advise you on what type of humidifier would be best.

Reasons to Purchase a Humidifier

Aside from the general home comfort that a humidifier provides, especially during the winter, a humidifier provides some important health benefits. People who suffer from asthma, colds, and congestion will often see an improvement in their living conditions after installing a humidifier. The moisture helps to prevent dry throats and nasal passages. This helps the body to be better equipped to fight off the common sicknesses that occur during this time of year.

Maintaining the Humidifier is Important

If you have a humidifier, the best way to ensure it is working properly is to have it maintained. A humidifier that has not been cleaned at least every three days may be prone to gather unhealthy collections of bacteria. This can decrease your indoor air quality and possibly cause a variety of health problems for everyone in the home. When cleaning out your humidifier, be sure not to burn yourself on any heat sources. Consult a manual or one of our professionals before you begin the process of cleaning out any filters. We can help clean the humidifier so you have the best air quality possible in your home.