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Winter Weather Is Here! Stay Comfortable with a Whole-Home Humidifier

Counteract the Dryness of Winter Air with a Humidifier

While Missouri is not known for deserts or tundras, it does have its weather extremes. Winter does bring cold, snow, and drier conditions. Cold air cannot carry as much moisture as warm air, making it drier, even when it is warmed by a heater, boiler, or furnace. Dry air can be hard on the skin and the respiratory system of both humans and animals. 

Household plants can also need extra attention in winter. If a customer is experiencing any of these issues, it might be time to consider a whole-home humidifier.

Breathing Easy With Humidity Controlwoman

The skin lining the ears, nose, and throat of an individual comprises specialized cells that create what is known as the mucous membrane. This layer of skin is very thin and delicate and functions best when moist. Dry air can painfully affect the skin of the nose and throat and inhibits the function of the delicate lung tissue. A whole-home humidifier can prevent problems such as these that result from dry air:
  • Nose bleeds
  • Congestion
  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Scratchy throat
  • Difficulty breathing from asthma or COPD
  • Headaches
  • Dry mouth

Indoor air quality is very important to respiratory health. There is no doubt that humidity affects this. Homeowners should consult with an indoor air quality service professional for more information about indoor pollutants and the effect of humidity on the home. 

Supple Skin Even in Cold and Dry Decembermen

Winter wind and weather are hard on the skin. Chapped lips and dry skin are hallmarks of the season. This is at least partially due to the dryness of the air. A humidifier can make a home not only a haven from the cold but a place where even a person’s skin is protected. There is no need to waste money on endless supplies of lotions and balms; customers should simply invest in something that puts the moisture control back into their hands. 

Here are just a few of the skin problems that the moisture created by a humidifier can prevent:

  • Chapped, cracked lips
  • Dry, chapped skin
  • Itchiness
  • Flakiness
  • Redness
  • Skin irritation
  • Rashy appearance
  • Exacerbation of psoriasis or eczema

This skin irritation affects pets as well. A humidifier can help prevent all that annoying scratching.

The Extra Water in the Air Helps Plants, Too

Dry air can be hard on plants as well. All plants, even those that thrive in desert climates, need some water. Water is life to both plants and animals. When the air contains a certain amount of moisture, plants can actually absorb some of that water from the surrounding air and use it to hydrate themselves and produce their nutrients. If a home has a humidifier, there is less urgency about watering plants. It can also prevent the tendency of plants to shrivel up and lose leaves in the winter. 

About Air Comfort Service, Inc.

For over 50 years, Air Comfort Service, Inc. has provided honest and high-quality work to the Greater St. Louis area. They boast 24-hour service and upfront pricing. Call them today for HVAC service in St. Peters, MO.