Mount Pleasant, Texas, residents experience drier air than persons in other southern cities in the state. Consequently, you might discover that your home becomes uncomfortable due to low humidity levels. A humidifier could make a big difference in home comfort in several ways.
Take Care of Your Skin
Low humidity levels can severely dry out your skin, which can lead to itchiness and even rashes. While you can use moisturizer to help your skin heal, a humidifier speeds up the process by introducing moist air into your home. The latest models feature automatic monitoring, quiet operation and better humidification. You don’t have to worry about turning it on and off because it senses humidity levels in the home and operates accordingly.
Dry air can promote the growth of viruses and bacteria in the home. You might find that you are more susceptible to the flu, the common cold and other illnesses if the air in your home is dry. Your skin and mucous membranes become more susceptible to the effects of these microscopic particles which can enter the body through even the smallest scrapes. Additionally, it takes longer to recover from respiratory illnesses if you are in an environment where the humidity is too low.
During the winter, a humidifier adds moisture to the air and makes your home feel warmer. Even though a humidifier doesn’t actually increase the temperature, you can lower the thermostat by a few degrees without becoming uncomfortably cold. This means you spend less money on your heating bill.
Protect Furnishings and Decor
Indoor air that is too dry or too humid can wreak havoc on natural material. Your wood floors and furniture can expand and contract because of changing humidity levels and might crack because of the dryness. A humidifier controls humidity all season to preserve your possessions.
Using a humidifier is just one way to manage indoor air quality in your Mount Pleasant home. If you’re concerned about dry air, we can help by recommending and installing a humidifier. Call Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 903-285-6550 to schedule an appointment.
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