Whole House Humidifiers
If you equate winter with static electricity, scratchy throats and chapped lips, then you may be a candidate for installing an air humidifier in your home. Because cold air cannot hold as much moisture as warm air, humidity levels are very low when temperatures outdoor dip below freezing. The discomfort level is felt even more keenly with heated air indoors. Arid regions of the country (the southwest) experience low humidity levels most of the year. The tips below should help you determine whether you need a home air humidifier, and what type is best for you.
Air Humidifier Benefits
Better Health – The most important benefit you will receive from an air mist humidifier is making your home’s environment less conducive to cold and flu germs. The abundance of colds in the winter season is due more to the dry air indoors, where airborne viruses thrive, than the cold weather.
Seasonal Comfort – When it comes to comfort, nobody likes to cope with skirts that cling and hair that stands on end due to static electricity. Dry noses, bloody noses or any of the other uncomfortable symptoms due to dry air can turn a pleasant winter into a dreary winter. An air humidifier will make the air in your home feel more like the other seasons, so you and your family will experience less discomfort. Unless you are really stuck on tradition and the way things have always been, this is a good thing. Just think of the money you will save on body lotion!
Safe Electronics – Clingy skirts are not the only victims of static electricity. Believe it or not, a spark of static can damage your computer or other electronic devices. This can hurt the wallet a lot more than the momentary zap of electricity.
Long-Lasting Furnishings – In extremely dry homes, the wallpaper and paint can be affected to the point of peeling. That expensive textured paint job you paid for could last a lot longer if you simply put some moisture in the air when needed. The slats of a wood floor can separate and leave gaps that fill with dust, which keep them from closing back.
Saving energy and money – When the humidity level is high, your body feels warmer. You understand this principle when you compare how warmth is perceived when the accompanying humidity level is either high or low. 80 degrees Fahrenheit can feel much warmer in Florida (high humidity) than in Colorado (low humidity). The same principle applies to your house; if the humidity level is low, you will feel cooler. Rather than pouring on more dry heat, simply adding moisture to the air of your home will make you feel warmer, save energy, and in the end, you will save money.