A humidifier works to increase the level of humidity in your home. When the cold, drier air of winter is brought into your home and heated, the relative humidity drops dramatically.
How low humidity can affect you and your home:
- Cracked, itchy skin
- Damage to hardwood floors, walls, and woodwork
- Bloody noses
- Sore throats
- Static shock
- Higher utility bills
Your A.B. May technician can install a whole-home humidifier in your home and help to create a more comfortable environment for you and your family. Dry air, caused by low relative humidity can have damaging effects on your family's health. when you turn up the heat, dry air absorbs moisture from everything inside your home, including you.
- Low humidity can increase the chances of getting colds, flu, and other respiratory ailments. Viruses that cause colds and flu thrive in environments with low humidity. According to the American Otolaryngology, (medical specialty concerned with ear, nose and throat) dry air can make people more susceptible to infection as well as aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms.
- Low humidity can result in higher energy costs. When the humidity in your home is low, it can cause you to feel cooler at normal temperatures and as a result, lead you to turn up your thermostat and raising your utility bill.
- Low humidity can damage your home. If the relative humidity is too low in your home, your indoor air will absorb water from the wood, causing your beautiful hardwood floors and woodwork to shrink, crack, and creak.
What do we recommend?
Installing a whole-home humidifier is one step in helping to achieve Total Comfort in your home. A.B. May cares about you and your family and creating a healthy, comfortable indoor environment.