Five Ways A Whole-Home Humidifier Will Improve Your Health And Body

Especially during the fall and winter, the air inside your home is likely to become overly dry. The most effective way to address this issue is to install a whole-home humidifier. This appliance adds humidity to the air as it is blown out of your furnace and through your ducts. By moistening your air with a humidifier, you'll experience a number of health and body-related benefits.

Fewer sore throats and respiratory passages.

Breathing in dry air all day can irritate your throat and nasal passages. If you're tired of coughing or having to take a sip of water to ease that tickle in your throat, a humidifier will help.

Fewer nose bleeds.

Dry nasal passages often lead to nose bleeds. Not only are nose bleeds messy, but they're not great for your body either as they decrease your blood volume. When you moisten your air with a humidifier, your nasal passages stay moister, and this leads to fewer nosebleeds.

Moist lips.

Are your lips always dry and cracking? Maybe you have to layer on chapstick and lip balm every hour or two. Dry lips are almost always caused by dry air, so humidifying your home will help. You'll finally be able to apply your lipstick without it looking crusty – or kiss your partner without that scratchy feeling.

Softer, more pliable skin.

It's not just your lips that dry out when the air is dry – the rest of your skin will, too. Itchy, dry skin can get in the way of your sleep, and it also looks unappealing. When your air is moister, your skin will stay softer and more pliable. You'll be able to use fewer lotions and moisturizers.

Less noticeable cold symptoms.

When you're sick with a cold or the flu, the last thing you need is to be breathing in dry air. This will just make symptoms like a sore throat and coughing worse. By moistening your air, you ensure that the days you're sick are not quite as miserable. The more humid air will soothe irritated nasal passages and help make your cough more productive in terms of clearing mucous.

A whole-home humidifier is generally easy to integrate into an existing HVAC system. An HVAC contractor (such as one from Century Heating & Air Conditioning Services) will evaluate your needs and recommend a model that's right for you. Once it's installed and operating, you'll start to notice just how much more comfortable your home becomes.