Humidifiers Improve Air Quality in Cold, Dry Winter Months
Residents of Michigan know that the winters can be brutally cold. What many don’t consider, however, is that with the influx of cold air comes an unavoidable dryness. The humidity that is present throughout the areas around the great lakes in the summer months seems to just disappear with the first snow, leaving cold, harsh to breath air and dry, itchy skin in its wake.
There’s not much to be done about this outdoors, but a family’s home is its sanctuary, and with the help of home Humidifiers residents need not suffer from the dry air inside the house. These devices are available in a variety of models, from portable units to restore balanced humidity to individual rooms to full home Humidifiers that are installed directly into the heating system. Each of these systems comes with its own benefits.
Portable units operate fairly simply. They have a tank that must be filled with water, which the machine then uses to humidify the air until the water runs out or it is turned off. What’s nice about them is that they can be moved around the house from room to room. What’s less nice about them is that they must be moved around the house from room to room in order to increase the humidity of each space. They work well in small enclosed environments, but for a spacious living room or other larger space, they are not terribly effective.
In comparison, a larger system installed directly into the heating and cooling ducts can help keep the overall humidity at a manageable level, allowing residents to appreciate its effects as they move throughout the home. In addition, they offer users much more customized control. The humidity levels can be easily monitored and changed just like the indoor temperature via a user-friendly thermostat.
Sick of dry air and itchy skin but not sure what to do? Concerned about the damage that wood floors, furniture ,and valuable artwork may incur due to lack of humidity? Schedule sales appointments! Find out more about how houses and their inhabitants alike can benefit from increased humidity in winter months now, before the first snow storm hits!