Combating dry, indoor air
When winter’s chill strikes, cold air starts to seep into your home through cracks and crevices—while warm air flows out. Your first instinct may be to turn up the furnace, but warmer temperatures rob indoor air of moisture, blanketing the inside of your home with dry, stuffy air.
With humidity levels at an all-time low, the overly dry air pulls moisture from everyone and everything, causing a variety of issues affecting health, comfort and your home.
- Aggravated allergies or respiratory illnesses
- Scratchy, sore throat or excessive cough
- Dry, irritated nasal passages
- Dry, itchy skin
- Chapped lips
- Static shocks
- Cracked, peeling wallpaper
- Warped or cracked wood
- Damage to household furnishings
There is good news, these problems can easily be resolved by keeping humidity levels in balance. By adding humidity to heated, dry air with an efficient, whole-home humidifier you can restore the proper balance of moisture inside your home and eliminate the problems associated with dry air. With a whole-house humidifier, the humidity produced is dispersed evenly throughout your home to make the air more comfortable. Plus, because humidified air holds heat better it feels warmer than dry air at the same temperature, so you can lower the thermostat and still feel comfortable, resulting in extra savings on your monthly utility bills.