Humidifiers are powerful machines that work hard to drastically improve the air in your home. Does the site of dust floating through the air not only frustrate you but also make it hard to breathe? A humidifier can help.

How Dry Air Makes Breathing Difficult

Dry air makes breathing more difficult than it has to be for those who suffer from allergies, asthma, and whole host of other respiratory issues. During the winter especially, forced air gas heating can make dry skin even more irritating than it already is. Furthermore, dry air can also lead to dry throats and noses which left untreated can become sinusitis. Dry air isn’t just irritating, it can actually damage your home’s expensive wood furniture, wood floors, and paint.

How Humidifiers Work

Humidifiers do the opposite job of De-humidifier. Instead of stripping the air of excess moisture, a humidifier adds moisture to the air. A humidifier works with your furnace to add much needed moisture to too dry air. During the winter when humidity drops, your furnace, space heater, or fireplace cannot produce enough moisture , leading to dry air. A humidifier simulates the right amount of humidity needed to feel comfortable. You will notice that your family experiences fewer colds, improved respiratory health. You will also get much needed relief from the stretchy, itchy feeling that comes with dry skin.

Choosing The Right Humidifier

The right humidifier can augment the humidity in the air and make everyone who lives in your home feel better! The ideal humidity level for your home is between 30%-50%. My Heating & Cooling Guy can help you find the right humidifier for both your budget, and the size of your home. When determining the level of humidity that your home requires, we use a hygrometer. This important tool measures the current level of humidity in your home. Based on this reading we will make recommendations for the ideal humidifier settings. Once you have chosen a humidifier, we will teach you how to use it properly. From cleaning it, to adding water, and operating it properly, we’ll make sure you are getting the most from your humidifier.

To learn more about how a humidifier can improve your indoor air quality, or to schedule an in-home estimate, call us today at 226-919-8475!

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