What Are the Benefits of a Humidifer?

Many people are aware that new humidifiers can provide significant benefits in your home throughout long, cold, and dry Michigan winters, but they are often unaware that these benefits reach far beyond the mere health of your skin. During the winter months, not only is the air outside your home drier than it is the rest of the year, but inside your home, heating systems have a tendency to dry out the air even more. Below are just a few of the benefits that a new humidifier can provide, helping to improve comfort and quality of life throughout the chilly season.

Preventing dry skin

The first benefit is perhaps the most obvious and the best known. We have likely all experienced the discomfort of dry and even cracked skin due to the dryness of the air and coolness of the outdoors. What a humidifier can do is bring humidity levels within your home back to a normal rate in order to create a healthy environment for you to live.

Improving allergy symptoms

Constantly breathing in dry air can have a wide range of detrimental effects including itchiness and irritation in the nose and throat. Whether you are suffering from seasonal allergies or the common cold, a humidifier can help to soothe your symptoms and prevent nose bleeds, sore throats, and the distribution of viruses and bacteria.

Soothing asthma

If you ever have difficulties breathing, you have likely experienced a worsening of your symptoms during the winter months. Did you know one cause of this could be the dryness of the air? Especially during Michigan winters, when respiratory infections are common, cold and dry air can cause significant issues for children and adults alike. Humidifiers have the ability to provide huge benefits for asthma sufferers if used properly, but in order to see the results you desire, be sure you keep your humidifier clean and at proper humidity rates.

Reducing wear on your home

The final benefits of a humidifier relate not to your own health, but to the health of your home. The dryness and coldness of the winter air in Michigan is far from easy on your paint, wallpaper, and furniture. Humidifiers can prevent pealing or cracking on your walls and reduce static electricity as well.

If you are considering having a humidifier installed, be sure to consider each of these factors in finding the humidifier that is right for you and your home. Contact a Mechanical Heating & Cooling humidifier expert today for a quote.