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February 15, 2017
With the winter weather we’ve been having, your home’s air can be dry, causing discomfort and health issues. If you find yourself waking up with a dry and irritated nose or throat, noticing excess static electricity or still feeling cold at a temperature that’s usually comfortable — your home needs more moisture!
One of the primary reasons that we often get sick during the cold weather is because we’re spending more time inside, with the windows and doors closed and the heat blasting. These circumstances create the perfect scenario for bacteria and viruses to spread.
Cold, Dry Weather & Indoor Humidity Problems
Your furnace, boiler or heat pump keeps you warm during the winter, but when there’s already little moisture in the air, it can continue to further reduce humidity. Not only does this lead to discomfort with cracked hands and lips, but it can also contribute to you getting sick more easily.
Low humidity levels cause your nose and throat to dry out, decreasing the amount of mucus. Without the natural filtration against germs, the chances of illness increase. Dry sinuses can make you more vulnerable to sinus infections, colds and even the flu. Dry air can also exacerbate respiratory issues resulting in persistent, scratchy coughs or even asthma symptoms.
How a Humidifier Improves Comfort & Health
A humidifier, when used correctly, can alleviate many of these winter comfort and health problems. While a portable humidifier can help, it can only add moisture to a small area of your home. It also has to be carefully maintained and always placed towards the center of a room, away from furniture and walls.
However, the best way to keep your Rhode Island home’s humidity levels ideal for comfort and health is with a whole-house humidifier. You’ll have a reliable solution to ensure relative humidity stays between 35-40%, ensuring that you feel warm and any dry weather-related health issues disappear.
Stay Comfortable & Healthy this Winter with CARJON
The team at CARJON can install a whole-house humidifier to keep you and your family comfortable and healthy during the dry weather. With new promotions and discounts, a humidifier can be an affordable and smart decision for your home. You’ll feel warmer, alleviate problems with dry skin and keep acute illnesses under control.