How Humidifiers Can Make a Difference in Your New York Home
How can humidifiers in your Hamburg, New York and Erie County home make a difference?
Humidifiers can make a considerable difference when it comes to dry skin and airways. Humidifiers add moisture to the air to prevent dryness that can cause irritation in many parts of the body. Humidifiers can be particularly effective for treating dryness of the skin, nose, throat, and lips. They can also ease some of the symptoms caused by the flu or common cold (Healthline).
Benefits of a Humidifier:
Authors of one study noted that humidifiers might decrease the risk of catching the flu. After adding the influenza virus to the air with a simulated cough, researchers found that humidity levels above 40 percent swiftly deactivated virus particles, making them much less likely to be infectious.
More Beneficial Cough:
Dry air can cause a person to have a dry, ineffective cough. Adding humidity to the air can lead to more moisture into the airways, which can make a cough more effective. A beneficial cough releases trapped or sticky phlegm. This can allow you to recover faster.
Enhancing the amount of moisture in the air can reduce snoring. If the air is dry, a person’s airways are less likely to be adequately lubricated, which can make snoring worse. Adding humidity to the air by running a humidifier at night may help to relieve the snoring.
Skin and Hair Moisture:
For many people, their skin, lips, and hair become dry and delicate in the colder months. Many types of heating units pump hot, dry air through the house or office, which can make the skin dry, itchy, or flaky. Cold air outside can also dry out the skin. Using a humidifier to add moisture to the indoor air may help to reduce the occurrence of dry, cracked skin (Medical News Today).
Benefits for the Home:
Moisture from a humidifier can also be useful for your Western New York home. Houseplants may become more lively, and wood floors or furniture may last longer. Humidity can also help to prevent wallpaper from cracking and static electricity from building up. Humid air can also feel warmer than dry air, which could help a person to save money on energy bills in chillier months.
The most comfortable relative humidity level inside a home is between 30 and 60 percent. When the indoor humidity level is below 30 percent, the air is too dry, which can harm both a home’s structural integrity and the homeowners’ health. Conversely, when the level is above 60 percent, the air is too wet, which is also harmful to both the home and the homeowners. Excess humidity is a breeding ground for mold, pests and rot in homes and is more likely to cause heatstroke, heat exhaustion, headaches and dehydration than a less humid atmosphere (HGTV).
Humidifiers in your Hamburg, New York and Erie County home can make a difference. At Duffett Plumbing, Heating, & AC, we are here to help you ensure that your home is at the ideal humidity level.