Why Do I Need a Humidifier?

by | Dec 16, 2016 | Heating | 0 comments

A humidifier is a device that emits water vapor to increase the humidity in your home. A humidifier helps fight the symptoms associated with cold weather. Cold weather can wreak havoc on your respiratory system, as well as damage your wooden furniture or musical instruments.

A humidifier combats all of these things by reintroducing needed moisture into the air in your home. It can provide relief for chest congestion or sinusitis, heal chapped skin, help heal colds and allergies faster, and it can even prevent nosebleeds and snoring.

What are the benefits of a humidifier?

  • Humidity allows the tiny hairs that are in your nose to move and do their job correctly, which is to filter out bacteria and viruses so that they don’t enter your respiratory system. A humidifier adds humidity to the air in your home, thus providing this welcome moisture during the cold Winter months.
  • A humidifier can soothe your cold and flu symptoms again by irrigating you nasal passages, throat, and bronchial tubes.
  • It helps to moisturize your skin.
  • It can reduce snoring.

  • Low humidity can cause cracking in wood. A humidifier can protect your furniture and wooden instruments.

On the other hand, too much humidity in your Frisco area home can cause mold growth and promote dust mites. A hygrometer is a device used to measure relative humidity levels in a room. The recommended humidity, as studied by the University of Minnesota, is 35-40%. There are guidelines for houses in lower temperatures that are as follows:

Outside Temp Humidity
20 – 40 deg F 40%
10 – 20 deg F 35%
0 – 10 deg F 30%
-10 – 0 deg F 25%
-20 – -10 deg F 20%
-20 – below 15%

Do not hesitate to contact us for all of your humidifier needs. Call us today at 469-275-9048 or request service online to schedule service.

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SunDollar A/C & Heat services Allen, Carrollton, Celina, Coppell, Frisco, Highland Village, Lewisville, Little Elm, McKinney, Plano, Prosper, Richardson, Savannah, The Colony and the surrounding communities with their heating and cooling needs. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 469-777-0247, or request service online today.

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