You wake up to chilly house with a sore throat — you can’t tell if it’s just super-charged winter allergies or if you’re coming down with another cold.
When you look in the mirror, your hair looks dry and brittle. Your skin looks red and blotchy. You’re not looking your best — all the moisturizer and hydrating conditioner in the world can’t help you.
On your way to scrape the frost off your car, you grab the door handle — and get zapped with a huge static shock. Insult to injury — that’s winter for you.
So, blunt question: Is winter the worst season?
When you think about all of that, yeah, winter probably is the worst. But the winter season itself isn’t to blame. Dry winter air in your house is to blame—except for the frosty car, of course.
Read on to explore the 5 reasons whole house humidifiers make winter not stink!
Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of adding a little more moisture into the air using a whole house humidifier. Like we said, maybe winter doesn’t have to be so bad after all.
1. Keep You Feeling Warm
Feeling so cold all the time, that’s a major reason people hate winter. Adding more moisture into the air can make you feel warmer without cranking thermostat.
That means you can save on your heating bills while feeling warmer. Double win
2. Fight Illnesses
Winter is known as the cold and flu season for a good reason. Statistically speaking, you are more likely to get sick from the months of October to May, with the peak of illness landing in February. That’s not a coincidence. The dry air of winter creates an ideal infection atmosphere for germs.
Studies show that germs thrive in dry air yet become less infectious in saturated air. So while your humidifier keeps you more comfortable, it keeps the cold and flu germs less comfortable.
3. Help Relieve Dry Skin
We have all dealt with dry skin during the winter. You might get cracks between your fingers, itchy patches on your elbows and behind your knees, or red bumps and scratch marks. However you experience dry skin, you probably hate it.
The dry winter climate — indoors and outdoors — is typically the culprit behind your dry skin. So use a whole house humidifier to keep the air moist and your skin healthy.
4. Help Relieve Brittle, Flat Hair
Your skin isn’t the only thing drying out in the winter, your hair suffers as well. Just like a humidifier keeps your skin soft and hydrated, it can do the same for your hair.
Nice hair, soft skin. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look and feel good. Don’t let winter get in the way.
5. Prevent Static Shocks
Since static electricity becomes far more potent in dry air, the drier your air becomes, the more you experience static shocks. Add some water to the air to diffuse static electricity.
6. Lessen Winter Sniffles
Catching the cold or not, many Americans experience winter as a few straight months of sneezing, snorting, sniffling. Dry air irritates your sensitive sinuses causing you to have all the symptoms of cold sans the infection.
If you suffer from asthma, allergies, or chronic sinusitis, winter amps up that agony into high gear. Fighting back by infusing their air with water is your best, healthiest solution.
Whole House Humidifier vs Portable Humidifier
In order to enjoy these humidifier benefits, you need to make sure you get the right type of humidifier.
Portable humidifiers are inexpensive and can be bought at the pharmacy. You fill the reservoir with water and plug them into an outlet to begin humidification. However, these humidifier’s have a limited area of effect and only provide limited relief. Furthermore they need to be cleaned frequently or they can actually spread germs, negating some of the benefits of having a humidifier — the opposite of benefit #2.
Whole House Humidifiers are the professional-grade option and bring maximum benefits. A whole house humidifier is placed in your HVAC system and attached to your homes water line, automatically supplying the beneficial water vapor into the air. Whole house humidifiers don’t require tedious maintenance on your part — all you need to do is switch out the humidifier pads.
While a portable humidifier may offer minor relief, you get what you pay for. If you want to experience the 6 benefits that make winter not stink, you need a whole house humidifier installed by One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating.
Humidifier Benefits: Wrap-Up
You’ll always hate the hassle of scraping frost off of your windshield every morning — even One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating doesn’t have a solution for that. However, a whole house humidifier can keep you feeling healthy and looking great — throughout the winter months.
Contact us for the benefits of a whole house humidifier.