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Why You Should Install a Humidifier in Your Home this Fall

  • October 27, 2015

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The fall season in Pinehurst, North Carolina, delivers cooler temperatures and gorgeous scenery, but it also saps most of the humidity from the air. A lack of moisture can negatively impact your home and your health, so consider installing a humidifier in your home this fall.

Reduce Dry Skin

A humidifier moisturizes your skin while you’re at home so you don’t experience the dry, chapped, flaky skin with which fall and winter are often associated. You’ll feel more comfortable at home, and you won’t have to rely on commercial products to keep your skin healthy.

Take the Chill Out of the Air

Low humidity levels can make a room feel colder than the actual temperature, but when you introduce a humidifier, you’ll feel warmer. You can lower the temperature on your heating system and save money this fall without sacrificing comfort.

Bolster Your Defenses

A humidifier helps keep your mucus membranes moist so they can protect you against disease. Dry mucous membranes inhibit your ability to fight off airborne pathogens, such as bacteria, that could leave you with a cold or other illness. Higher humidity also makes you less likely to snore, which might please your significant other.

Eliminate Static Shock

If you notice that you receive a tiny shock every time you touch a metal surface during the cooler months, higher humidity could end that problem. Dry air increases static electricity, so a humidifier reduces the chance of shock. 

Protect Your Plants

House plants thrive in a slightly moist environment. When cooler temperatures remove the moisture from the air, they might need more water or fail to thrive. A humidifier creates the perfect environment for most plants, allowing them to grow and bloom even as winter approaches.

You can buy a whole-home humidifier, which works on every room in your house, or a smaller, portable unit, which won’t work as efficiently. If you’d like to discuss your humidifier purchase or installation, call Comfort Services, Inc., at 866-357-4613 today.