In the era of environmental issue awareness, people are concerned about the air they breathe in their homes – as they should be. According to the American Lung Association, 135 million Americans are breathing unhealthy air every day.
Thankfully, there are measures you can take to make your home’s air quality better. One device that is sure to freshen up the air in your home is a whole-home humidifier. Keep reading to learn what a whole-home humidifier is, how it can help your family’s health, and more.
Dry Air Is Unhealthy
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends a humidity level of between 30 and 50 percent to maintain a healthy home environment. Dry air, is the cause or contributing factor to many health conditions such as:
- Sore throat
- Eye irritation
- Dry skin
Those who suffer from respiratory problems are especially at risk from unhealthy dry air. A study conducted by the National Library of Medicine found that breathing indoor dry air not only affects our physical health but our stress levels as well.
Invisible Unwelcome Guests
The COVID-19 pandemic has made the world hypersensitive to the dangers of infectious diseases. In the winter flu and pneumonia is more prominent and deadly, partly because of heated dry air indoors. The heat and dryness prolong the life of a virus outside a host, giving it time to find a home in you.
Signs Your Home’s Air Is Too Dry
As we spend our nights and parts of our day in our home, the signs of dry air will likely appear as dry, itchy, and even bleeding skin. Other signs include high levels of static electricity, creaky floors and doors, and difficulties in keeping house plants alive.
Live in Comfort: Everywhere in the Home
Using a small portable humidifier falls short of controlling the humidity in one room let alone the entire house. A whole-home humidifier may be more expensive but it is the only way to treat and monitor the humidity of the whole house.
To ensure healthy air quality and a comfortable home, you need a humidifier that auto-adjusts to keep the humidity within set parameters. A whole-home humidifier is the only type of humidifier that can do that.
Protect Your Furniture
The benefits of a whole-home humidifier reaches beyond physical wellbeing. Much like skin, wood will begin to dry and crack in low humidity environments.
Your beautiful wood floors might begin to crack and split. The wood furniture in your home will suffer as well. Maintaining the proper humidity levels in your home is an all-around benefit to everyone and everything in your home.
Adding a whole-home humidifier to your HVAC systems can reduce health risks for those you care about the most, those that spend time in your home. Living in a healthy and comfortable environment is the very definition of “home”.
So, treat yourself and your family to the best HVAC technology has to offer. Your lungs will thank you. For more great advice, keep reading our blog. For more information on the benefits of humidifiers, check out the infographic below.
Infographic Provided by American Residential Services