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3 Benefits of Using a Humidifier in Your Living Room

Arianne Large - Thursday, February 08, 2018

Your heating and air conditioning system can help manage your humidity.

Are your heating and air conditioning leaving your home feeling a little like the Sahara? In the winter, when your heating system is working full-time, the humidity levels fall and the air in your home can dry out. That's where a humidifier comes in with so many benefits. Take a look at just three of them:

#1: Say Goodnight, Viruses!

Viruses thrive in cool, dry air, which is why winter is cold and flu season. When you bump up the relative humidity in your house with a humidifier, the viruses have a less hospitable environment and are less likely to stick around.

#2: Adios Dry Skin, Throat, and Sinuses!

Do you feel like your body gets a little dried out in the winter? When the humidity level falls from the dry winter air and running your heating system, your body pays the price. Your eyes, throat, sinuses, and skin can feel dry and itchy and irritable. A humidifier can help remedy all those issues.

#3: Sayonara, High Heating Bills!

Dry air feels cooler than humid air. Think about the climate in Arizona vs. the South. It feels hotter when it's more humid. Same goes for your house. When the air is dry, it takes more heat to keep it comfortable. When you add a humidifier to your heating system, it takes less energy to warm the air and make your house feel warm. Increase the humidity and decrease your energy bills.

When you add humidity to your living room and the rest of your house, you will make your whole home more comfortable, and save money on your utility bills. For all the information you need on adding a humidifier to your heating and air conditioning system, contact our team of experts at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning.