Are you under the assumption humidifiers aren't for you? Here's why you may be wrong.
Just because you live in the South doesn’t mean you’re not a candidate for a home humidifier. There are so many benefits to having one, and once you understand these benefits, you will decide this item you labeled as a luxury is something you must have in your home, even if you aren’t one of the rich and famous!
Why You Want Humidity in the Winter
Humidity in the summer can be a big drag, so much so that you might look forward to the cooler, drier winter months. But your indoor air can get drier than you think. With the cooler air outside and the drop in humidity, combined with your heating system running warm air throughout your home, the relative humidity likely drops below the ideal range of 40% to 60%.
Relative humidity is measured with a complicated formula that is the ratio of water vapor to vapor pressure at the same temperature. What it means to you is that when the relative humidity is ideal, water evaporates at a more comfortable rate without leaving condensation and without drying out your home…or your body.
Important Facts About Humidity & Your Comfort
When it comes to your home and your comfort level as they relate to humidifiers, there are a few important facts to keep in mind:
Air that has a moderate amount of humidity will hold heat better, making your HVAC system more efficient and the temperature in your home more stable.
Moderate humidity, that which falls in the ideal relative humidity window, will help keep you from getting sick by keeping viruses at bay. Viruses thrive in dry air which is one of the reasons cold and flu season is during the winter months.
Humidity will help increase the life of your furniture, paint, wallpaper, and belongings because they won’t dry out, crack, peel, or chip. Same goes for your skin.
As you can see, there are numerous benefits to maintaining the right amount of humidity in your home during the drier months of winter. Don’t put it off thinking humidifiers are an extra expense not in your budget. Instead, check out the current promotions offered by H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling and let us get you set up with the right humidifier for your home and budget.