Here’s Why You Need a Whole-Home Humidifier in Your House

A humidifier alleviates dry air in your home during the winter months

Here’s Why You Need a Whole-Home Humidifier in Your House

Winter brings more than just freezing cold temperatures—it also brings dry, uncomfortable air. While a furnace, boiler, or other heating system can keep the coldness at bay, it can’t always help balance out the dryness. That’s where a whole-home humidifier comes in. It helps alleviate dry air while benefitting your home comfort in several other ways.

Helps Your Home Feel Warmer

A whole-home humidifier does exactly what its name suggests—it adds humidity to your entire house. That humidity helps you feel warmer, which is very helpful in the wintertime. And when you feel warmer, you won’t have to turn up the thermostat for more heat. That can lead to lower energy bills in the long run, as well as less stress on your furnace.

Improves Health and Comfort

Dry air enables viruses and contaminants to flow more easily through your home. Because a humidifier adds moisture to the air, it helps slow the spread of these contaminants, creating an environment that’s less conducive to cold and flu germs. You can spend more time relaxing at home and less time coughing or sneezing.

A humidifier also helps you feel more comfortable. More moisture in the air means fewer problems like dry skin, bloody noses, or static shock. In fact, it can help skin look softer and more vibrant, soothe dry throats and sinuses, and even help you snore less and sleep more comfortably.

Improves Plant and Furniture Health

Dry winter air does more than just affect your health and comfort. It can actually harm your plants, which thrive in environments with normal levels of humidity (between 40 and 50 percent). When the air gets too cold and dry, soil gets dry too, making leaves droop and shrivel.

The air can also damage wood furniture. Furnishings can crack, doors can change in size (making them difficult to open), and joints in a wooden floor can even loosen. Moisture in the air helps wood stay strong. In both of these cases, a humidifier can keep your home safe and looking its best.

For Humidifier Help, Trust the Pros at Tom’s Heating

For more than 60 years, Tom’s Heating Service has been taking care of homeowners all across Southeastern Wisconsin. From humidifiers and other indoor air quality products to installing and repairing all types of Carrier® heating and cooling systems, we’re proud to help you maintain your home comfort. Give us a call today at 262-548-1300 or contact us online.

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