One thing you may not like about the winter months in Denver, CO, is the lack of moisture in the air. Low humidity levels can wreak havoc on your health, making you more susceptible to colds and the flu. Below are five more reasons you need a whole-house humidifier.
1. Healthy Plants
Proper humidity levels in the home not only keep you healthy, but it keeps any plants you have healthy as well. Not only do houseplants need water in the soil, but they need it in the air too. If you’re having problems keeping plants alive indoors, your home’s humidity level might be the culprit.
2. Helps With Snoring and Sleep Apnea
If you or a loved one have to deal with snoring or sleep apnea, one of the last things you think affects it is the humidity. Dry breathing airways in your body result in extra mucus production, restricting airflow and causing snoring.
3. Protects Wood
Proper humidity levels in the home should be between 30% and 50%. If your home is too humid, it causes the wood in your home to rot; too dry, and it causes wood to split and crack. Not only does this affect your furniture, but if affects the structure of your home as well.
4. Reduces Static Electricity
As a child, you probably shuffled your feet on the carpet to build up static electricity in your body. You then either found a way to shock yourself or someone else. As an adult, you likely find this annoying, but proper humidity levels in the home reduce static electricity buildup.
5. Retain Skin Moisture
Not only does dry air in your home give you dry eyes and dry nasal passages, but it makes your skin and lips dry as well. You probably noticed that you have dry, itchy skin and chapped lips in the winter months, but proper humidity levels keep your skin healthier.
Don’t let dry air decrease your home’s comfort level this winter. Contact Vectra Mechanical Residential and Commercial HVAC today to ask about our humidifier systems and how proper maintenance can keep your humidifiers lasting longer.
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