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When you hear someone talking about “humidity,” they’re discussing the amount of atmospheric water vapor present in a particular environment. These levels are important for home heating and air systems, and at Whipple Plumbing, we have humidifying services along with our air purification system.

How can you benefit from humidification indoors? Let’s take a look.

Dry Skin

Humidifiers treat dry skin and chapped lips, particularly during winter months where these elements are at their highest. Humidity levels of furnace-heated air can drop to 10 percent or less during the winter, but humidifiers add much-needed moisture to the skin.

Humidifiers also help with skin itchiness, in any season. Low humidity levels exacerbate conditions like eczema, psoriasis or thyroid disorders, but humidifying can help remedy many of these effects.

Cold and Flu

Humidifiers can also soothe dryness, irritation and itchiness in the nose, nasal passages, sinuses, mouth, throat and eyes. These are the kinds of things that are common when people have a cold or flu, meaning humidifiers can be great for soothing these areas during sickness. Humidifiers are also great for people who have regular nosebleeds, which are also often caused by dryness.

In addition, humidifiers even serve as a preventive measure. They limit or eliminate the viruses and bacteria that thrive in dry air, lowering the onset of conditions resulting from these items.

Allergies and Asthma

For similar reasons, humidifiers are great for limiting asthma and allergy symptoms. The soothing of the nose and sinuses are big for many allergies, and both children and adults with asthma find more success breathing when there’s a humidifier in the room. Do be sure to check with a doctor prior to humidifier installation, however – there are certain cases of asthma that could be susceptible to irritants in the humidifier, and overuse of the humidifier can lead to mold or mildew.

Other

Humidifiers can also benefit the home by reducing static electricity in the air. Plus, they can help preserve the appearance of a room – they slow the peeling of wallpaper and prevent cracks in paint and furniture.

Want to find out more about humidifiers, air conditioning or any of our other plumbing or air services? Speak to the pros at Whipple Plumbing today.

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