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Could You Use a Whole-House Humidifier?

While humidity might be a problem sometimes, lack of humidity can become a major problem as well! When it comes to keeping your home comfortable and your healthy, well… healthy, then a humidifier might be a perfect fit for your home.

Winters can be drier than they are cold in our neck of the woods, so the lack of humidity is actually a big deal. Not only that but homes these days are built to be air-tight, which means a lack of humidity outside can lead to an extreme lack of humidity inside. Humidifiers help mitigate this problem substantially and also help our heaters work more efficiently since air with moisture holds heat better than air without it.

Not convinced? Don’t worry, our advice doesn’t stop there. We’re going to go into detail about how a whole-house humidifier can help your Santa Monica HVAC systems and better your family’s health as well!

The Power of Humidity

Humidity is a necessity for living on our planet. Our bodies are composed mostly of water, which means we require a relatively humid environment to thrive. While we often see the discomfort that comes from extremely high humidity, many homeowners aren’t aware of the problems that can come from the lack of humidity. So, let’s see how a humidifier can help.

Health Benefits

When your lips are cracked, your skin is dry, and you’re coughing and sneezing all day, your quality of life can take a serious beating. Things just don’t feel as good when you’re constantly feeling sick or like a piece of dried fruit.

Humidity can help negate those negative effects pretty handily. First, humid air alleviates cracked lips and dried skin, giving your body a helping hand in keeping your epidermis moisturized. Not only that, but a humidifier can help keep your mucus membranes from drying out, helping you fight off infections and illnesses like the common cold or the flu! Human beings really are designed to live in more humid environments than sometimes our cold climates allow for. Ease your daily life with a whole-house humidifier today!

Aid Your Heater

Dry air has trouble keeping heat during those chilly winter days. When the air contains water vapor, that water can absorb the heat and does a much better job of retaining it. That means your indoor air stays warmer for longer, and it feels warmer, which is the most important part. Your heater won’t have to work as hard with the help of a whole-house humidifier, because the humidity in the air will make you feel warmer and help your home retain heat!

Protect Your Furniture

Home furniture, especially high-quality pieces or antiques, are often made from beautifully carved wood. The problem with wood is that, like us, it needs to exist in a humid environment, otherwise it risks drying out and cracking. When investing in a whole-house humidifier, you’re also investing in keeping your home furniture in good condition. Keep your wooden frames or pieces of antique furniture from cracking or breaking, while your air remains comfortable.

Think you could use a whole-house humidifier? Give the team at JMS Air Conditioning and Heating a call to discuss your humidity options!

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