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4 Reasons To Buy A Whole-House Humidifier

400a-288x300Home appliances don’t usually work double duty, providing benefits for both your health and your house. Humidifiers, specifically whole-house humidifiers, are an exception. Whole-house humidifiers can be installed directly into your existing HVAC system, and in addition to protecting the wood in your home from the damaging effects of excessive dryness, they can also help keep you looking and feeling good.

Let’s take a look at 4 of the main benefits of installing a whole-house humidifier.

1. Protect Your Investments

A lack of moisture in the air can cause irreparable damage to household items. Furniture, windows, and hardwood doors can all warp and crack due extremely low humidity. This is especially true with older furniture and homes which may have already experienced some damage from dryness.

The effects of low moisture in your home aren’t just limited to wood; your walls and ceilings can also develop cracks. In some instances glue, caulk, and other adhesives can also completely fail, making for problems in bathrooms and kitchens where tile meets wood or other materials.

2. Lower Your Energy Bill

During the winter months, many people resort to setting their thermostat low so they can reduce their energy bill. While this is one way to save money, a humidifier will allow you to reduce the thermostat’s temperature without having to walk around in a sweater all day, as the added humidity in the air naturally makes your body feel warmer.

3. Better Overall Health

While the flu season is winding down in Atlanta, it isn’t completely over yet. One thing experts can agree on is that the flu virus thrives in cold, dry environments, which is a major reason why flu season falls toward the end of winter, when our homes and offices are at their driest.

Like the flu, bacteria and germs also prefer dry environments to grow and spread, and on top of that, overly dry air can cause the mucus membranes in the nose and throat to become dry and crack. Once your nose or throat is dry, cracked and bleeding, you’re giving a direct path for germs and bacteria to enter your bloodstream and make you sick.

4. Healthier Skin, Hair, and Nails

Dry air, especially in the winter time, can wreak havoc on your hair, skin and nails, leading to split ends, rough patches of skin, and painful annoyances like hangnails. A whole-house humidifier can help prevent all of these ailments.

Once the humidity level in your house is in the optimal range, you’ll be sure to notice that your skin looks brighter and your hair isn’t as frizzy, and you aren’t slathering lip balm onto painfully dry lips as often.

If you’re interested in adding the benefits of whole house humidification to your home’s heating and air conditioning system, give R.S. Andrews a call today – we’ve been Atlanta’s experts on home comfort for over 40 years, and we can answer all your questions about the best options for keeping your home’s air perfectly humidified and healthy!

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