Using Humidifiers to Fight Dry Autumn Air

November 27, 2016
Ross and Witmer

Fall brings all the wonderful things such as cool, fresh air, mulled cider and preparing for the holidays. But it can also bring dry air, sinus infections, and coughing. You can prevent the air in your Charlotte, North Carolina, home from getting too dry this fall by using humidifiers.

Sniffles Are In The Air

You might find this surprising, but the dry air outside and in your home can greatly contribute to how often you get sick with the sniffles during the winter. And not only that, dry air can cause five main issues: general dehydration, skin moisture evaporation and irritation, static electricity, “feeling” colder, and respiratory issues which include; asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, and nosebleeds. While the air in your home remains dry, you’re less likely to heal from any health-related issues you’re experiencing. To get rid of your cold, you’ll heal faster if your nasal passages are wet, not dry.

Bring On The Humidity

Humidity, like temperature, must be closely monitored and regulated to keep you and your home comfortable and healthy. Too much humidity can cause just as many, if not more, problems than too little humidity. If you are experiencing dry air in your home, here’s a few tips to increase moisture.

The simplest way to increase your humidity is to buy a humidifier. You can easily place the humidifier near your bed to keep your nasal passages moist as you sleep. You can also install a home humidifier which will control your home’s humidity. If you choose not to buy a humidifier, taking a long, hot shower can create steam and humidity.

Dry air can also make your home feel colder, causing you to turn up the heat. It’s cheaper to invest in a humidifier than months of increased heating of your home being reflected on your monthly energy bill.

If you’re interested in making your home more comfortable, healthier, and increasing the humidity, give Ross & Witmer a call at 704-392-6188 to schedule an appointment.

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