As the winter months grind on, many Minnesota residents experience dry, uncomfortable skin that’s exacerbated by the dry air in their homes and offices. Many people turn to room humidifiers that pump moisture into the air to help alleviate that dry, tight, itchy feeling caused by dry winter air, but they are a spotty and inconvenient fix. Having a humidifier that’s installed in conjunction with your heating system and that humidifies your entire home is an excellent way to protect your family from the ravages of dry air. In fact, there are four excellent reasons to consult with an experienced St. Cloud heating specialist about whole-home humidifiers.
Reason 1: Protects Your Home
The extremely dry air that your heating system pumps out can be damaging to the wood in your home. This means your hardwood floors, your doorframes, your wooden cabinets, and your furniture can all take a hit. Over time, dry heat can cause wood to lose its beautiful luster, to crack or split, and to shift. A whole-home humidifier will help you protect the investment that is your home throughout even the harshest Minnesota winters.
Reason 2: Promotes More Comfortable Sleep
The fact is that we sleep better when the air around us is at a comfortable humidity level. If you’ve ever been awakened by a constriction in your nose or throat or by a sudden dry cough, it was likely caused by dry air. While a humidifier in your bedroom can help, they’re difficult to keep clean, inconvenient to refill, and often pump out more direct moisture than you really want or need. A whole-home humidifier eradicates the need to fiddle with room models, and it can provide your entire home with a healthy amount of moisture.
Reason 3: Provides Dry-Skin Relief
There are a variety of skin conditions that can be brought on or exacerbated by dry air in your home or office:
- Dry, red, itchy skin (severely dry skin can even crack and bleed)
- Dry, red, itchy eyes
- Dry, tight nasal passages and tight sinuses
- Dry, tight, itchy throat
People with skin sensitivities are even more prone to the negative effects of dry air. A whole-home humidifying system can help alleviate all of these symptoms and can even help prevent them from happening in the first place. Breathing freely – without the restrictions caused by dry nasal passages and/or a tight throat – is critical to moving through your day with energy and purpose. Consult with an experienced St. Cloud plumbing professional about your best options.
Reason 4: Helps Prevent Illnesses
Many illness-causing germs, including the flu virus, have a better chance of surviving when the air is dry. An efficient humidifying system can help prevent airborne illnesses. It can also help prevent the spread of illnesses – so the cold your child brings home from daycare doesn’t have to spread throughout your entire family. As previously noted, a whole-home humidifier can also alleviate dry, tight nasal passages. Moist, healthy nasal passages are more effective at warding off those contaminates in the air that can make you sick. While humidifying your home obviously can’t guarantee you’ll never catch another bug, it can help decrease your chances. Finally, if you do get sick, dry air is that much harder on you.
Keeping Your Home Comfortable
Minnesota winters are long and hard, and all want to keep our homes as comfortable as possible. Consult with a St. Cloud heating professional about the best way to keep dry air in your home at bay. There are a variety of whole-home humidifier systems available, and your heating specialist will work with you to help you find a good fit. While room humidifiers can help, they are so inconvenient to keep clean and full of water that many people end up giving up on them. A whole-home humidifier provides you with the moisture you need, and once it’s installed, your work is done.
An Experienced St. Cloud Heating Professional Can Help You Keep Your Home Comfortable throughout the Driest Months
We Minnesotans know a thing or two about dry winter air, but there are ways to help mitigate dry air’s damaging effects. The skilled heating specialists at Neighborhood Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electrical in St. Cloud have the experience and professional knowhow to help you maintain a healthy level of humidity throughout your home . We’ve been proudly serving the St. Cloud area for over 70 years, and we’re here for you whenever you need us – morning, noon, and night (24/7 emergency service). If you’re ready to tackle your home’s dry air once and for all, please contact or call us at 800-570-4328 for more information or to schedule an appointment today.