Humidifiers are a home comfort game changer. Most of us don’t pay much attention to the humidity levels in our home, but we should. The team at Sabre Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is getting to the heart of the matter and sharing three reasons why we love these air quality systems and often recommend a humidifier installation to our customers.
Put Your Family’s Health First
If someone in your home suffers from asthma or allergies, a humidifier can help them feel better and breathe easier. This system releases moisture into the air to eliminate uncomfortable dryness. It also reduces the irritation that allergy sufferers often experience.
Having a well-balanced humidity level can also improve your everyday health. Humidifiers combat the symptoms of dry air, like:
- Bloody noses
- Cracked lips
- Itchy skin
- Irritated throats
They also help ward off cold- and flu-causing germs and other bacteria that thrive in dry conditions. Most of our customers notice fewer seasonal illnesses after having a humidifier installed. Added benefits include softer skin, improved sleep, and faster healing times if you do get sick.
Save Money on Comfort Bills
A humidifier also improves your comfort. During the winter, you might turn the thermostat up to feel warm, but this added heat dries your air out even more. In fact, low humidity can make air feel up to five degrees cooler. This is because humidified air holds warmth better than dry air. Treat yourself to improved comfort with a humidifier that combats this dryness and reduces energy bills by helping you feel more comfortable at lower temperatures.
For every degree you lower your thermostat setting during winter, you can save up to four percent on your heating bill. Once you find a level you’re comfortable with, leave it there and your humidifier will take care of the rest.
Protect Your Home and Things in It
Overly dry air also damages furniture and flooring—doors, molding, floorboards, or wood furniture can shrink, crack, and split. Bryant® humidifiers provide the perfect amount of moisture to keep your things in good condition.
Another annoying result of dryness is static electricity. Not only does it hurt every time you get a shock, but it puts your electronics at risk, too. One severe shock can cause irreparable damage to your computer, TV, or sound bar.
If you suspect the air in your home is too dry or you’re just feeling uncomfortable, schedule an appointment to have our home solutions advisor do an evaluation. And read through our blog to find out if your air is too humid this winter—yes, it’s possible in certain settings.