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What Are the Benefits of Humidifiers?

Is your skin feeling dry and irritable? Does the air in your home leave you feeling uncomfortable? If so, a humidifier might be just what you need. These handy devices offer a multitude of benefits that can enhance both your health and your home environment. Here’s how a humidifier can make a difference:

Curious to see how these benefits can directly impact your daily life and comfort? Read on as we delve deeper into each point and explore the science behind humidifiers.

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Relieves Dry Skin

One of the most well-known benefits of humidifiers is the relief they can provide for dry skin. During the winter months, the humidity levels decrease in many states. This means the air in your home is already dry from the cold weather, and the heating systems in your home dry out the air further. As a result, you may experience chapped lips, dry hands, and cracking skin.

The ideal humidity level for your home is between 40% and 60%. Your humidifier releases a mist that adds moisture back into the air, helping to hydrate your skin. With a humidifier, you can maintain this ideal humidity range year-round.

However, dry skin isn't always related to cold weather. Individuals who live in climates where they run air conditioners for long periods can also benefit from a humidifier. Air conditioners can dry out the air in your home, leaving you with dry skin.

Humidifiers are also so effective in helping dry skin that dermatologists often recommend them to individuals with serious skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea.

Reduces Static Electricity

Do you find that you can't move throughout your house without encountering some static electricity? You constantly shock people or items in your home when you touch them, and you don't know why. One solution is to get a humidifier. Humidifiers reduce static electricity by adding more moisture to the air, helping to equalize the electrical charges in the environment.

Helps Reduce Allergy and Asthma Symptoms

Individuals with asthma may be at an increased risk of asthma attacks when the air is too dry. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, dry air can trigger airway narrowing (bronchoconstriction), which makes breathing more difficult and potentially causes an asthma attack. Running a humidifier at the proper level can enhance the humidity in your home, reducing potential asthma triggers.

The same concept applies to those struggling with allergy symptoms such as nasal congestion, irritation, and nose inflammation. Breathing in higher-humidity air can reduce inflammation and irritation, making allergy symptoms more manageable.

Enhances Sleep Quality

Humidifiers can alleviate many of the problems that come with dry air, which helps you sleep better overall. Some of the potential benefits of sleeping with a humidifier include:

  • Reduces respiratory discomfort
  • Alleviates dry skin
  • Alleviates dry eyes
  • Reduces the risk of nosebleeds
  • Provides soothing white noise

Protects Your Home

If the humidity levels in your home are incredibly low (below 30%), it can damage various parts of your home. For example, dry air can damage wood, leading to potential cracking and drying of furniture, cabinets, doors, and flooring. Over an extended period, the damage can become extensive enough to require expensive repairs or replacement projects.

Boosts the Efficiency of Your HVAC System

Adding a humidifier to your HVAC system helps the entire system run more effectively. When your house runs at the optimal humidity level, your air conditioning or heating systems don't have to go into overdrive. You can control your humidifier to keep your home at the perfect humidity level (40-60%).

An AC system removes moisture from the air to keep your house cool. Without a humidifier regulating the humidity level, your AC has to work harder. The same logic applies to heating systems. Investing in a humidifier can save you money and keep your entire HVAC system running smoothly for years to come.

Book a Humidifier Installation Estimate Today

Installing a humidifier in your home's HVAC system has numerous benefits, including improving your health, protecting your home, and saving money. Contact Advantage Air Mechanical today for a humidifier installation estimate. Our technicians aren't paid on commission, so we'll never upsell you. You'll receive the fair and honest pricing you deserve.