Health Benefits of Humidifiers and How They Improve Indoor Air Quality
If you’ve been wondering how to improve your home’s indoor air quality, we suggest to look into humidifiers. Here in the Thousand Oaks, CA area, the summer climate is mild and there’s no humidity to speak of. Move inland and the summer can be sizzling hot and incredibly dry.
To combat the dry indoor air, our HVAC Contractors install whole-home humidifiers to help homeowners improve their indoor air quality.
Indoors, the dry air can affect our health if we don’t pay attention to the indoor air quality we live in every day, so getting an HVAC contractor to install a whole-home humidifier may be the right solution for you too.
One Way Humidifiers Improve Indoor Air Quality
Poor indoor air quality can include an environment that puts you at higher risk of catching the flu. Influenza and other viruses survive longer in dry environments and will stay in the air longer when it’s cold and dry.
This is exactly what cold and flu season is about, viruses thrive during the winter and transmission rates are at the highest. By using a humidifier, it’s more difficult for them to spread through the air inside your home.
Humidifiers Also Promote Healthy Skin
People who have dry skin know how difficult it can be to live with. While most cases aren’t severe, dry skin can make you feel generally uncomfortable as you move around throughout the day. With a humidifier installation, the air is moistened enough to make an improvement in the health of your skin.
Humidifiers Improve The Health Of Mucus Membranes
Our sinuses, throats, and other mucus membranes need to stay moist. Living in a dry environment can irritate the throat and sinuses enough to cause an infection. This is especially true for people who snore. If you snore, how many times do you wake up in the morning with a scratchy throat that’s slightly sore?
Whole home humidifiers work automatically and never need to be filled with water. This is an ideal indoor air quality solution for everyone in the household as well as for those who snore.