- Posted by admin
- On October 25, 2017
- Dry Air, Home Comfort, Whole Home Humidifier, winter
It seems that there are only two seasons in our area — humid and dry. During the summer, the high temperatures can seem unbearable with the addition of humidity. During the winter, many people are plagued with dry skin and static electricity shocks due to the lack of moisture in the air. A whole home humidifier can help combat dry winter air.
Maintaining the proper indoor humidity is important for your health, home comfort and to preserve home furnishings.
Humidity and Health
Low humidity in your home can aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms. Dry throats and irritated sinuses can cause discomfort and in extreme situations can cause severe nosebleeds or interfere with a restful night’s sleep. Did you know that dry air is also the perfect breeding ground for viruses? Without the weight of moisture in the air, viruses can survive and spread easily.
Dry air can negatively affect your health, but can also decrease your home comfort. A sure sign of dry indoor air is static shocks every time you shuffle over a carpet or rug in your home. In addition, you may find that you feel cold, even though the thermostat is set at a high temperature — that’s because a lack of moisture in the air can lower the apparent temperature. Simply adding some moisture back into your home can make the home warmer — saving money on monthly energy bills.
Preserve Home Furnishings with a Whole Home Humidifier
Dry air can damage furniture and furnishings in your home. For example, paint and wallpaper can peel and chip in dry air and wood detailing and furniture can split and splinter without proper humidity levels. Even musical instruments like pianos and guitars can be affected by dry air and require constant tuning.
A whole home humidifier installs to your current HVAC system — ensuring that every corner of your home maintains proper humidity during the winter. To learn more or obtain your FREE quote, contact one of our friendly service representatives.
Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists has been providing reliable heating, cooling, plumbing and air quality service and installation to customers in Windsor-Essex & Chatham-Kent since 1967.