The air inside your Greenville, SC, house can become dry during the chillier autumn and winter months. While old methods like boiling water and adding plants can add moisture to the air, the easiest and most cost-effective way to do so is by installing a humidifier. Read on to learn more about why you should install a whole-home humidifier.

Achieve Ideal Relative Humidity Levels

When most people think of home comfort, they focus on the temperature. But your home’s relative humidity level is also critical to how comfortable you feel. Ideally, you should aim for a humidity range between 30% and 50%. A measurement lower than 30% will cause discomfort, property damage and other costly problems.

Benefits of Installing a Whole-Home Humidifier

Whole-home humidifiers offer homeowners the relief they need from excessively dry conditions indoors. Here are the benefits of installing a whole-home humidifier:

  • Reduce the risk of illness: Some studies suggest that adding a humidifier to your home can lower the chances of experiencing the flu during the winter.
  • Stop snoring: When the air in your house is excessively dry, you might find your airways aren’t lubricated as much. As a result, you’ll snore more.
  • Prevent itchy skin and hair: Excessively dry air in your house can also make your skin crack, flaky and itchy. A humidifier can help prevent this discomfort.
  • Preserve wooden furniture: Wooden flooring and furniture can shrink and crack in excessively dry conditions. Use a humidifier to protect your valuables.
  • Save money: Humid summer days feel hotter, while lower humidity makes you feel colder. Reduce your reliance on your heater by maintaining optimal humidity.

Contact Us for All Your IAQ Needs

A whole-humidifier is only one piece of the puzzle when optimizing your indoor air quality for health and comfort. Contact Preferred Choice Heating and Air to schedule a consultation to learn more about whole-home humidifiers and our other IAQ solutions.

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