4 Benefits of Having a Humidifier for Winter
As you turn on the heat when the temperatures drop, the moisture in the air stays the same, and the relative humidity drops, leading your home and everything in it to feel so dry. Many people opt for a humidifier to feel more comfortable. However, there are more benefits of using a humidifier in winter that you might not realize.
1. Prevent Snoring
It's not uncommon for people to wake up with sore throats after a dry night. This is because their throats become dry like the air around them. Dry air can also contribute to snoring, which may mean worse sleep for you and your loved ones (depending on how loudly you snore). A humidifier adds moisture to the air so that you can sleep easier.
2. Reduce Static Electricity
Static electricity isn't your hair's friend during the winter. It makes it difficult to style your hair, causes clothing to stick to you, and can result in painful static shocks when you walk on the carpet, touch your pets, or grab a door handle. However, static can occasionally have disastrous effects on our electronics.
3. Moisturize Skin
Dry air means dry skin, which can cause you to itch and flake. Dry skin can catch on clothing and other fabrics while extremely dry skin can even crack and bleed. Although lotion can help, a humidifier adds moisture to the air around you, so your skin never gets that dry as long as you're inside.
4. Relieves Dry Eyes
Your eyes, nose, and mouth all contain mucous membranes that can easily dry out. This is why your throat gets dry, but it can also lead to dry eyes, mouth, or nose. Your body can overcorrect, which causes your eyes to water. And if you rub your eyes because they're dry, it can actually lead to more irritation and redness.
4. Prevents Damage to Wood
Not many people realize this, but wood furniture can crack if it becomes too dry. You might have noticed that your table and chairs seem to be looser during the winter months. Similarly, a dry home can lead to loosened floorboards if they're made of wood. Using a humidifier can prevent this from happening.
If you're not convinced, adding a humidifier to your HVAC system may protect against airborne illnesses, too! While some people opt for standalone humidifiers, which doesn't need installation by an HVAC professional at Command Service Center, you can install a humidifier with your HVAC system.
Contact us if you need an HVAC professional or want to know how to make your home more comfortable during the winter months.