Having to deal with the notoriously dry Edmonton winter, installing a home humidifier is crucially important. Find out exactly why by clicking here.
Have you ever considered the reasons why you might need a home humidifier?
The Canadian winter is a thing of beauty, and while we love the cozy feeling that comes with winter, there are definitely some downsides to the frosty weather.
While we snuggle up by the fire, dry winter air is ravaging our sinuses and skin. Heating your home is unavoidable during the cold Canadian months but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer.
In this article, we’ll take you through 4 key reasons why you need to have a home humidifier this winter.
Grab your winter coat, and let’s jump right in.
1. Dry Air Isn’t Your Friend
One of the main reasons to use a humidifier is to reduce the amount of dry air in your home. Especially in winter months, excessive heating in the home can increase humidity levels.
When humidity levels at home increase, moisture levels drop. It’s recommended to maintain a relative humidity of 35 to 50 percent to prevent microorganism growth and to stay comfortable in your home.
Often in winter, the ideal figures will drop to 25-40 percent. When moisture levels drop below these figures a few different problems begin to emerge:
- Sinus infections
- other skin irritations
Using a home humidifier in your home helps to replace the moisture in the air by releasing water mist into the air.
2. A Home Humidifier Can Help Your Breathing
Whether your partner is snoring at night, or you or a family member suffer from Asthma, using a home humidifier in your home can have significant impacts on your breathing.
By adding moisture to the air whilst you sleep, a humidifier can help to alleviate dry throats which lessens the intensity of snoring. Keeping moisture levels above 43 percent humidity can also significantly reduce the chance of catching the flu from any viruses that are airborne.
3. Studies Show Poor Humidity to Have Links to Feeling Depressed
It’s easy for us to agree that peeling wallpaper, damp on the walls, mold, and mildew don’t add to the atmosphere of your home. But did you know that humidity levels can affect your mood directly?
A study conducted in 1975 by physical neuroscientist Michael Persinger shows that there are significant negative relationships between humidity and ‘mood scores’. Mood scores represent a measure of happiness.
Other studies have also found physical strength, feeling healthy, happiness and social affection are aspects of our well-being that humidity effects.
4. Using a Humidifier Helps Keep Your Skin Healthy
We spend millions of pounds in the healthcare industry every year on moisturizing products, and for good reason. Moisturising your skin helps to keep the top layer of skin cells hydrated and seals in moisture.
Alongside this, experts recommend using a home humidifier in the winter. They replenish skin moisture in the top layers and helps to keep your skin healthy.
Get Set for Winter
Keeping your home at the right humidity levels this winter is crucial, and winter is one of the worst times for many home issues. We provide 24 hour emergency furnace repair, provide furnace inspections and can perform furnace maintenance for your home heating system.
For more information on how to keep your home safe this winter get in touch with us today.