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3 Reasons You Should Invest in a Humidifier before Guests Come for the Holidays

Helms Heating & Air Conditioning - Thursday, November 23, 2017

Your indoor air quality could make or break your holidays this year.

Do you have a grasp on your indoor air quality? Don't fret; it's not too late to get it up to par before the holidays, with the simple addition of a humidifier. Here are three reasons you should invest in one before your guests start arriving:

Reason #1: Humidifiers Cut Down on Colds and Flus

Did you know you can reduce your chance of getting sick during the holidays by increasing the humidity level in your home? Viruses and bacteria thrive in dry air, so by increasing the amount of moisture in the air, you're creating an environment where they are less likely to become an issue.

Reason #2: Feel Better during the Festivities

During the winter, your air quality contributes to many things, but it can have the biggest impact on how you feel. Dry air can make your sinuses feel tight and achy, it can make your eyes feel dry and irritated, make cuts heal more slowly, and it can make your skin itchy and flaky. Increasing the humidity can improve your air quality and make your whole body feel better.

Reason #3: Lower Your Heating Bills

A humidifier does more than improve your indoor air quality; it can also make your heating system more efficient. Humid air feels warmer, so you need less heat to feel comfortable. Humid air also holds heat more effectively, so your furnace doesn't have to work as hard or as much to get the same result.

Invest in your holidays before your guests start arriving and make everyone happier and more comfortable. For more information on how a humidifier can improve your indoor air quality, among other things, contact our team of experts at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning.