Humidity is often reviled as a negative thing by people, and it’s sort of an earned reputation. Hot days become considerably less comfortable when it’s humid out, after all. However, a certain amount of humidity is necessary to keep you healthy. If your air is chronically dry, you should actually take steps to correct it. Let’s take a look at what can happen if your air is chronically dry, and how a humidifier can help you.
Your body is mostly made of water, and relies on a certain balance of humidity in the air around it in order to operate properly. If the air in your home is chronically dry, it will eventually start to affect your health. Your skin, and the membranes in your nose, will dry out and crack. This is both uncomfortable, and bad for defending against infection. You will get sick far more easily if the air in your home is very dry.
Dry air also saps all the moisture from wood products. This includes furniture, books, and the support beams in your home. You’ll find that these items will become far more brittle, and become damaged more easily, in dry air than in humid air.
A humidifier corrects the humidity levels in your home by releasing moisture into your ducts. There are a couple of different methods humidifiers use to accomplish this. Misters do exactly what they sound like, releasing fine mists into the ducts to bring up the humidity level in the home. Vaporizers evaporate water into steam, with the same results. You should speak with a professional, though, about which would best benefit you the best.
If you’d like to know more about the benefits of humidifier systems, call Sound Heating. We offer a full range of humidifier services throughout Tacoma, WA.