Air in your home can become dry and stale especially in the Winter months.
We recommend considering a humidifier to add moisture to the air and help to improve conditions and help to prevent respiratory issues and dry skin.
Dry air can pull moisture from your skin and cause respiratory problems like sore throats.
When running a humidifier, we’ve seen improved conditions for people suffering from the following issues:
- Throat soreness and Nose soreness
- Itchy, dry eyes
- Dry Skin
- Frequent bloody noses
- Dry and cracked lips
Winter months and cold climates generally cause many of the issues listed above, drying out the air and therefore all pathways where we breath can become dry and sore.
Humidifier benefits include:
Humidifier Benefits for Home Use
Beyond your personal benefits with breathing pathways, etc, it also improves conditions for wood floors and furniture to stay in good shape and decrease drying out of the materials. Your house plants will also be thankful as plants will live longer with moisture in the air.
Believe it or not, moist air can actually feel warmer and allow you to run your furnace less even if the temperature is the same.
Moisten the Skin and Hair
Cold air becomes dry in the Winter months, and furnaces running in homes can also circulate dry air and cause the issues mentioned above.
Humidifier adds moisture back into the air and will circulate that air and assist your skin and hair from getting too dry.
The benefits for your body on breathing properly moist air, assisted by the humidifier, will allow your nose and throat to feel better and clear which will reduce snoring and problems breathing during sleep.
Health Benefits from Home Use of Humidifiers
The passing of illness from person to person in enclosed areas is common especially in Summer and Winter when homes are closed to keep out the uncomfortable temperatures from outside.
Studies have shown that humidifiers increasing the air humidity levels above 40% in a home rapidly deactivates virus particles, making them less infectious. Reducing the chance of picking up an illness in the air and passing things from person to person.
Dry air causes coughs to become less productive and therefore less able for us to clear our blockages. Humidifiers adding moisture to the air will make coughs more productive and help to break up phlegm.
We hope this list helps to explain the benefits fo properly humidifying your home’s air.
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