5 Benefits of Having a Humidifier During Winter

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5 Benefits of Having a Humidifier During Winter

Humidifier

Humidifiers have one function; to add moisture into the air. These devices are particularly useful during the winter season where the air is dry and the HVAC unit isn’t cutting it. However, you might be thinking that’s all there is to it. But, humidifiers are able to do a lot more than simply make the air less dry.

Prevents Viruses

One of the most well-known benefits that comes with using a humidifier is how efficient it is in preventing viruses. Studies have shown that using a humidifier can render the bacteria and virus particles harmless if the humidity levels are over 40%. With winter being a prime time for becoming ill, a humidifier is able to cut your risk by almost half.

Reduces Allergic Symptoms

Humidifiers are also great for people who suffer from allergies. Everyone knows how cold air can end up drying out your sinuses. However, what you may not know is that having dry sinuses and low levels of humidity makes you more prone to an allergy attack. The risk isn’t all that high, but you should still try to minimize it as much as you can.

Keeps Skin Hydrated

The cold winter air does more than simply dry out your sinuses. It can also dry out your skin, hair and lips. To make matters worse, your HVAC unit only pumps out hot, dry air, which can dry out these things even more. The moisture that a humidifier produces can help alleviate this problem.

Keeps Your Home Warmer

As the name suggests, a humidifier also adds humidity into your home. Using it as a way to add heat into your home is a great way to save money on your utility bills and prevent the need of an HVAC professional. But remember to be cautious as too much humidity can endanger your health.

Eliminates Static Cling

Finally, humidifiers are able to eliminate static cling. Basically, this means that any static electricity that certain fabrics can have will cease to be. As a result, whatever was clinging on to it, such as hair and dander for example, will come off more easily.
 
Humidifiers are a wondrous thing and can actually help you save money during the winter. If you’re in need of an HVAC professional, contact Cahill Heating, Air Conditioning and Electric today.

 
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