In the summer, high humidity is our biggest concern, making the air seem a lot warmer than it really is and weighing us down. But in the winter, low humidity is a far bigger concern. The air dries out for much of the season in certain parts of the country, and the heater in your home won’t help to add any moisture back.
You may need a separate humidifier, and we recommend a whole-home humidifier system that injects moisture through the ducts as you run the heating system. Here are 3 reasons to consider adding a humidifier into your home.
#1: Your Skin
The main reason people decide to add a humidifier into their homes is for their skin. Dried-out skin is uncomfortable, and you miss that hydrating glow to your skin. You may also be itchy, and drying can affect other parts of your body as well, including your hair and your sinuses.
#2: Your Health
You may not realize just how much the dry air contributes to poor health in the winter. Some bacteria and viruses are better able to thrive in the mostly dry environment. In addition, the dry air dries out your mucus membranes, which makes it a lot harder for you to fight off an illness. Only a whole-home humidifier can really help you get more of a handle on your health at home.
#3: Your Home
Finally, a humidifier may help protect some of your furniture, valuables, and/or flooring. Wood furniture or floors may dry out and crack if a humidity problem is severe enough. If you have valuable wooden antiques or instruments, it’s definitely something you need for your home. We always recommend a whole-house model that can integrate with your HVAC equipment for optimal control.
Boehmer Heating & Cooling offers humidifier installation and service in McMurray, PA. Call our friendly staff for exceptional customer service.