healthy familyYou may think that air quality begins and ends with temperature and particulates, but the humidity of your air is just as important for overall air quality. Dry air can leave your skin feeling unpleasant, and an improperly moisturized environment is more difficult to breathe and contributes to a clinging static charge to the air. Paying attention to the moisture content of your home’s air will increase the quality of your life. Adding a humidifier may be the answer to some issues you’re having in your home.

Improving Breathing

If you’re sick or have allergies, the dry air of our Illinois winters will parch the lining of your throat and make you more susceptible to irritation and allergens. Installing a humidifier in your home will keep your resistance to these common maladies high. Dry air can also contribute to bloody noses, so installing a humidifier is also a good way to keep your supplies of tissues from running out.

Reducing Static Charges

When the air is dry, air molecules are more prone to building up a static charge. During the winter, you may shock yourself any time you touch a metal object, and you may even damage sensitive electronic devices. Air humidifiers will lubricate the air molecules, allowing them to slide past one another without building up a static charge.

Boosting Moisture in Your Skin

The dry air of winter makes skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis noticeably more bothersome. Even if you don’t suffer from skin rashes and trigger spots, dry air can leave your lips and hands feeling chapped and dry. Increasing the humidity in your home with air humidifiers will act as a virtual moisturizing glove, preventing the moisture in your skin from fleeing to the dry air around you.

Installing a humidifier in your home is a fantastic way to improve the quality of your air. A centralized humidifier coupled with your regular HVAC system will allow you to keep your home constantly humidified without fussing with plug-in units. For more information about how humidifiers can improve your air and how they can be integrated with your HVAC system, check out the options from Herchenbach Mechanical or give us a call at (847) 260-9335.

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