How Can I Tell if I Need a Humidifier?

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When weather reports detail the relative humidity outdoors, most people pay no attention. But if you’re way more concerned with the temperature than you are with the amount of moisture in the air, you may be missing out on a chance to better control your climate with whole-home humidity control. The amount of moisture in the air contributes greatly to how comfortable you feel and even to your level of health, which is why you sometimes run your heater or air conditioner at full force without feeling any more restful. Too much humidity in the air causes people to feel hot and sticky, since sweat cannot evaporate from their bodies. But in the winter, low humidity is more likely to affect you, leaving you feeling dried out and even possibly upsetting the structure of your home. Because of this, contractors often recommend whole-home humidifiers to homeowners in Andover, as the following symptoms can make them a near necessity in your home.
  1. Dry skin: Dry, itchy, or flaky skin and chapped lips are a couple of fairly irritating ways to tell that a humidifier is right for you. A humidifier emits water vapor into the air so that the air so that your skin can retain more moisture. This ensures healthier skin, hair, and sinuses, and can even help prevent a sudden acne breakout.
  2. Prolonged sickness: When there’s not enough moisture in the air, your sinuses and mucus membranes can dry out as well. And when the nasal passages don’t have any moisture, it takes your body a bit longer to heal from an illness like the cold or the flu. This is why a whole-house humidifying unit is recommended over a portable unit as they give everyone in the home an equal chance at recovery.
  3. Cracked walls and peeling paint: Finally, it may surprise you to learn that low humidity can even affect your environment, causing paint to peel, walls to crack, and even damaging wood furniture and floors.
Speak with an expert at Air Mechanical, Inc. today to learn more about all of the benefits homeowners have discovered by installing humidifiers in Andover.

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