What does your humidifier situation look like?
Some families use the strength in numbers approach. Sometime in November they bring the humidifier brigade out of storage and put one humidifier on the bedside table in each bedroom, filling them up and turning them on every night.
It’s not very efficient and it leaves the air dry and uncomfortable in other parts of the house, like the kitchen and living room.
Some households stock every room with a humidifier, eating up valuable shelf real estate and tearing into the aesthetic of the space. That takes even more work, but does maintain a comfortable humidity in the house.
From here, is it difficult to see the benefits of a whole house humidifier? Vs. a portable unit the choice is easy.
Read on to see why a humidifier is important, and a whole house humidifier is the only way to go.
Why humidity is your friend.
There’s a reason the desert is short on life and the rainforest is teeming. Humidity is more conducive to life.
Plants in humid environments are more vigorous. They scrub the air more efficiently and display better overall health. This is as true for the plants in your home as it is for the kapok tree in the Amazon.
The plants help filter contaminants out of the air at home, keeping your family healthy. Humidity in the air also helps with that.
Low relative humidity makes your body more susceptible to cold and flu viruses. Studies show a direct correlation between high humidity and low flu infections.
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We also sleep better when humidity is balanced. The humidity helps keep your nasal passages clear and healthy. It also helps take care of your sinuses. Humidity reduces the possibility of infection by keeping our mucous membranes moist and allowing the hairs in the sinus to trap and expel things that aren’t supposed to be there.
Humidity also keeps your skin from cracking (well, it contributes to softer skin. You probably still have to use a moisturizer in the winter).
How about we save you a bit of money too?
One of the most compelling benefits of a whole house humidifier is the reduction of heating bills.
Moist air carries heat differently, so humid air feels warmer than dry air at the exact same temperature. A good humidifier (and don’t worry, we can help you decide which humidifier to buy to fit with the size of your house) will allow you to run the furnace at a lower temperature all winter.
For every degree you heat your house, you can add 4% to your energy bill. So for every degree you take away from your current thermostat setting, your bill reduces by 4%. That can account for a few hundred dollars in savings across the winter.
Want to know which humidifier to buy?
A whole house humidifier will keep the humidity even across your whole house.
It requires less maintenance and less daily work than your current solution (if you move around a bunch of smaller units). You can even sign up for a maintenance plan so we take care of it and you can rest easy knowing your family, home and wallet are in good hands.