Do I need a humidifier in the winterWinter for most people means that socks and sweaters are put on, along with your home’s heating system. Unfortunately, heating systems mean dry air, which cause a host of problems for the health of your family and the health of your home. Whole home humidifiers work with your current heating system to maintain the appropriate level of moisture in the air – saving you from expensive medical bills and home repair. Humidifiers also have the added benefit of lowering your heating bills! Dry air does not carry heat efficiently, instead, it leaves us feeling “chilled to the bone.” A humidifier is the perfect solution and will result in a healthier, happier home.

Determing If Your Home Needs a Humidifier

But how do you go about determining if your home needs a humidifier? The first thing most people notice when the heat gets turned on is the drying out of their skin. Common symptoms are chapped lips, itching, and flaking skin, even nosebleeds. While these may seem like minor inconveniences, they can lead to further health problems by allowing bacteria in through the damaged skin. You may also notice a dry throat and cough that seem persistent when you are at home. Pets can also suffer from similar symptoms during the winter months!

Benefits of Humidity in Your Home

Not only does your body suffer when the humidity drops, but your home does also. Houses need a level amount of humidity to stop hard flooring from warping, furniture from cracking, and windows and doors from jamming. Electronics can also be damaged by a build-up of static electricity in the air, which results when the humidity levels in a home drop too low. The repairs for damage can be extremely expensive, much more than the cost of a home humidifier system.

Oak Harbor’s Local Heating Services

Island Heating and Air Conditioning are ready to assist you with all your needs. Schedule an appointment today with one of our knowledgeable professionals at Island Heating and Air Conditioning!

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December 17, 2018 10:59 pm