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Comfort Your Cold Winter Body With a Humidifier at Home

Reasons You Should Use a Humidifier This Winter

The winter months are often cold and dry. Besides being bitterly cold, the harshest days of winter usually also bring very dry weather. Breathing dry air can lead to a number of health and comfort issues. Ideally, you want the air in your home to have around 30-50% humidity. However, during the winter months, the air in your home is likely significantly drier than this. The good news is that this is one problem that’s easy to address.

Using a humidifier in your home can ensure you have adequate amounts of moisture and that you avoid the problems associated with overly dry air. Humidifiers work by giving off water vapor or steam and thus adding moisture to the air. There are a variety of types of humidifiers from central to ultrasonic to steam, and all can work to make your home more comfortable and to keep your air healthier this winter.

Support With Respiratory Symptoms

Respiratory symptomsWhen you breathe dry air, it will dry out your throat and your sinuses. The result is that your throat can become scratchy and irritated. Additionally, your body is less able to catch and protect you from infections and other irritants that you breathe in.

This can cause or worsen symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, and nosebleeds. Given these health concerns, it’s a good idea for everyone to consider using a humidifier in their bedroom during the winter months.

However, if you suffer from respiratory issues, using a humidifier is particularly important to make sure that you stay healthy and breathe easily throughout the winter.

Eases Dry Skin Issues

In addition to respiratory issues, dry air can cause problems with your skin. Being in cold, dry air dries out your skin, lips, and scalp. This can cause your skin to feel rough and irritated or even to become cracked and flaky. This can make your skin feel sensitive or can cause it to itch.

dry skin issues

Obviously, this is uncomfortable and can become a more substantial issue if not addressed. Using a humidifier is an easy way to avoid this issue and to ensure that you stay comfortable this winter.

Humid Air Helps Reduces Snoring

less snoringFor many, snoring is caused by congestion or sinus issues. As you can imagine, if these issues worsen due to dry air, snoring can increase. This can lead to poor sleep for both you and your family members.

Thankfully, using a humidifier can be a simple way to address this issue as it eliminates the sinus issues caused by dry air. Help to ensure that all of your family members are well-rested this winter by using a humidifier in your bedroom.

If you’re concerned about the quality of the air in your home, contact your HVAC professional. They can test the air in your home and let you know if a humidifier is necessary to make you more comfortable and healthy. Additionally, they can help you find the type of humidifier that will best meet your family’s needs.

Trust Your Local HVAC Pro

Easco Air Conditioning and Heating is a full-service HVAC company with over 30 years of experience. Their team of experienced professionals is available 24/7 to meet all of the HVAC needs of the Conroe community. They can also help guide you through the humidifier installation process.