How warm is your home? In the winter, the answer to this question can be a blessing. Over the summer, though, it can be a curse. There’s a secondary factor you might not think about when it comes to interior warmth – warm air also tends to be rather dry. That’s it can be hard to breathe, or your allergies get worse. That’s why you should consider the merits of proper humidification. How can you do it without going overboard? We can explain.
Minimize Static Electricity Shocks
It’s never fun when you receive a static shock. These short and sharp zaps can happen sometimes, and as unpleasant as they are, at least they can’t hurt you that badly. One of the best reasons to adjust your home’s humidity levels is to decrease the incidence of static electricity. The air around you possesses an attribute called “relative humidity,” and if it’s too low, you’ll suffer. Luckily, humidification puts some more moisture back in the air, reducing those nasty surprises.
IAQ Gets Better
When your home is reasonably humidified, it improves indoor air quality. Do your eyes feel sore or itchy? Then it might have to do with how dry the air inside your home is. Likewise, your contacts might start bothering you; your skin gets itchier; you experience that nagging feeling of a dry throat. Do your sinuses feel congested, and you’ve got a headache cramping your style? They might be caused by poor IAQ as well. Turning on the humidifier can help, no matter what time of year it is!
Everyone Feels Better
Here’s another suggestion we have for you: ensure that everyone in your household feels more comfortable. Dry air helps germs, bacteria, and viruses spread faster. However, there’s a fine line to walk here since too much moisture also helps microbes flourish. Strike a balance here – adjust the humidity level until it’s somewhere in the range of 40-50%.
Helps You Get More Rest
Did you know that humid air can help you get more rest? That’s why you should run your humidifier or diffuser at bedtime. When you sleep better, you feel more energetic throughout the day. Your outlook on life is much more cheerful, and you aren’t as cranky and irritable.
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