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3 Humidifier Secrets You'll Wish You'd Known Sooner

Chris Helms - Thursday, November 13, 2014
Humidifier Secrets

Do you know everything there is to know about humidifiers?

When you live in a mild, humid climate like ours in the South, it’s likely the last thing on your mind is installing a humidifier. However, you might be surprised by some things you don’t know about this basic HVAC product. Before you dismiss the idea entirely, here are 3 secrets you’ll wish you’d known sooner about humidifiers:

Secret #1: Humidifiers Keep You Healthy

When the air gets cooler in the winter, it also gets drier, and when you add heat to your indoor air, it only makes it worse. Air that is kept at the right humidity level has many benefits, including keeping you and your family members healthy.

Viruses thrive in dry air, so maintaining a relative indoor humidity of 40-60% keeps viruses at bay and helps you avoid some of the common winter bugs. Humidity also keeps your sinuses, nasal passages, and throat from drying out and becoming irritated or sore.

Secret #2: Humidifiers Help You Look Younger

Seems crazy, right? But it’s true. Winter air is dry enough that it can dry out your facial skin. When skin gets dry, it’s easier to see tiny wrinkles, fine lines, and blemishes. Keeping the air in your house humid will keep your skin moist and will help make you look younger and healthier.

Secret #3: Humidifiers Save You Money

Humid air holds heat better than dry air. If you’re using your heating system in the winter, your system will function more efficiently if the air is more humid because it won’t have to work as hard to maintain the desired temperature. When your system doesn’t have to work as hard, you save money on your energy bill.

Now that you really know the benefits of humidifiers, it’s time to consider adding one to your heating system. For more information on humidifiers and to find the latest promotions, take a look at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning.