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Facts About Humidifiers

A humidifier is a device that adds moisture to the air in your home, typically seeing most of its use during the winter time when your home’s air can become dry and stale due to the lack of moisture. In addition to helping rein in heating costs in the winter and helping you and your family stay more comfortable, using a humidifier has many health benefits that many homeowners are not aware of.

The Benefits of Using a Humidifier:

1. Reduced heating costs in winter:

Moist air feels warmer than dry air at the same temperature. If your home’s air has more moisture in it because of your humidifier, there will be less of a need to turn up your thermostat to heat up your home when outside temperatures drop during the winter. Because your furnace won’t need to be in as regular use, you should see your energy bills decrease slightly each month.

2. Helps with allergies and asthma:

Adding moisture to the air in your home can help to keep dust levels low. With less dust and allergens in the air, you and your family can breathe easier and enjoy cleaner air. Installing a humidifier in your home is especially valuable if you or someone in your family suffers from asthma or seasonal/year-round allergies.

3. Reduces chapped lips, itchy eyes, and dry skin:

A humidifier in the wintertime can make a huge difference for your health and comfort by reducing the effects of dry winter air. Dry air can cause chapped lips, itchy eyes, and extremely dry skin which can be extremely uncomfortable to deal with. Extra moisture in the air can alleviate these symptoms.

4. May improve respiratory health:

In addition to reducing environmental irritants, a humidifier can improve your respiratory health by keeping your sinuses and nasal passages from drying out. Doing so helps prevent colds and sinus infections from occurring, and promotes faster healing if you do become sick.

If you would like more information about humidifiers, or would like to have one installed, give Breedlove Dobbs Heating and Cooling a call at 317.888.9111. We offer free estimates and we can schedule your appointment to fix all of your heating and cooling needs.