Staying warm tends to be the top priority during the winter, which is understandable. However, it should not be the only priority. Indoor air quality tend to drop during the winter, for a number of reasons. One of the factors in that drop is humidity issues. Read on to find out why you should consider installing a humidifier this winter.
Humidity is often presented as some sort of sinister thing, something that makes hot days even less comfortable than they already are. While that certainly can happen on especially humid days, humidity is not a bad thing in and of itself. Your body relies on a certain balance of humidity in the air around it in order to operate properly.
If the humidity levels in your home’s air are chronically low, your body will start to dry out. Specifically, your skin and the membranes in your nose will crack. These are some of your body’s best defenses against disease, and if they are compromised it becomes more likely for you to become infected with something. Low humidity also saps the moisture from furniture and other wood products in the home, making them more brittle and susceptible to damage. These are just a couple of the reasons why it’s a good idea to install a humidifier in your home.
A whole home humidifier is a device designed to reintroduce humidity to the home’s air. How the system does this will depend on the model. Some, like steam vaporizers, evaporate water to circulate steam throughout the ducts. Others use more simple methods, like spraying a fine mist into the ducts while the heater or air conditioner is operating. Talk to a professional about which type would be best for your needs.
Bell Plumbing and Heating offers humidifier services throughout Denver, CO. Call today for an appointment with one of our expert technicians.