The winter weather is synonymous with very cold, dry air.
Spending time outside leads to chapped, reddened skin.
Inside the house, with furnace running, the lack of humidity can become a problem. The overly dry air sucks moisture out of everything it comes in contact with, including skin, hair and home furnishings. Dry, cracked skin and aggravated symptoms of eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis are common issues. Frequent nose bleeds, frizzy hair and static shock are some of the consequences. When there’s insufficient moisture in the air, the nasal passages, throat and mucous membranes can become dried out, making us more susceptible to infection and illness. It also lengthens recovery time. Antiques, wood floors and musical instruments are in danger of splitting or cracking. Because dry air feels colder than properly moisturized air, it encourages higher thermostat settings, making the problem worse. Whole-house humidifiers are designed to introduce essential moisture back into the air. These air quality accessories incorporate into the existing heating system and meet the demand of any size or layout of home. There are steam-style, bypass and fan-powered humidifiers available, with each one offering different benefits. They require only annual maintenance, operate very quietly and allow for customized humidity levels. Maintaining optimum humidity levels makes for a healthier, more comfortable home while also reducing the workload of the furnace. The lower monthly energy bills helps to quickly recover the cost. Because the heating system isn’t forced to run as often or work as hard, it can be expected to operate more reliably, require less maintenance and last longer.