Humidifiers

While it’s true that too much humidity can be a breeding ground for indoor air pollutants, the same is true for conditions with too little humidity. Dry winter air, for instance, can impact health, cost extra on energy expenses, and cause damage to your home. Using a whole-home humidifier in your healthy home can improve your family’s Indoor Air Quality and help your home feel warm and cozy.

Humidifiers Help Reduce:

  • Dust Mites
  • Allergens
  • Asthma Symptoms
  • Odors
  • Energy Costs
  • House Damage

Your indoor humidity should always be set to as close to 50% as possible. In dry climates or winter weather, you’ll want to add more humidity to keep your Healthy Home comfortable. This not only prevents the spread of bacteria and viruses that can make us sick. It can also help moisten the air passages in our sinuses and lungs to help those with bronchitis, sinusitis, and asthma.

Not only can improving your home’s humidity improve your family’s wellness, it can also help you save money during the wintertime and even prevent any damage to your home.

According U.S. News, “The air inside your home can become very dry. Moist air feels warmer and holds heat better, so a humidifier can help you feel comfortable when your thermostat is set at a lower temperature.

Humidity can also prevent wood from cracking, paint from chipping, and eliminate that annoying static shock that zaps you throughout the day.

Dos & Don'ts

Do

install a whole-home humidifier to relieve your home of indoor air pollutants

Many whole-home humidifiers offer easy, programmable solutions via their accompanying thermostats, offering greater humidity control throughout the day

Don’t

neglect the warning signs

Static shock, cracks in the floorboards, creaky furniture, chipped paint, dry skin and sinuses, or withering houseplants could indicate your humidity is too low.

Do

aim to keep your humidity as close to 50% as possible

Whether you’re trying to reduce humidity in the summertime with a dehumidifier or you’re trying to increase humidity in the wintertime a humidifier, the ideal humidity range for your Healthy Home is as close to 50% as possible. If your indoor humidity is any more or less than 50%, you Indoor Air Quality is at risk.

Don’t

forget to clean or replace your water panel regularly

Most humidifiers come with a specialized filter –or water panel –that help create clean, breathable air in your home. Some humidifier filters are washable, while others need to be replaced entirely. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding the frequency of this cleaning or exchange to maximize the effectiveness of your humidifier.

Your airways are lined with a thin layer of fluid. When you breathe in dry air, that fluid evaporates faster than it can be replaced. Dry airways become irritated and swollen, which worsens asthma symptoms.”

Healthline.com

FINAL THOUGHTS

Maintain family wellness in your Healthy Home. Whole-home humidifiers offer a great healthy home solution for those in, particularly dry climates. Enjoy the benefits of improved Indoor Air Quality as well as lower energy costs and less property damage caused by dry air.

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