Air that is too dry can be a detriment to your health as well as a danger to the overall integrity of your Longmont, CO, home. Adding a whole-house humidifier can be an easy and safe way to keep you and your family healthy and comfortable throughout the year.

Moist Air Is Good for Your Skin

When you spend too much time in air that is overly dry, your skin can become dry and cracked. This can lead to cuts, bleeding, or other irritation that can make it hard to sleep or merely feel comfortable throughout the day.

Moist Air Can Help With Breathing

Increasing the level of humidity inside your home can make it easier to breathe because it moistens the airways. It also decreases the risk that your lungs become irritated, which can lead to coughing or wheezing fits. Humidified air can be especially beneficial to children or the elderly, who may have sensitive lungs or otherwise have difficulty breathing cold and dry air.

Moisture Can Help Kill Viruses

Viruses generally thrive in dry air and have a hard time staying alive in moist air. Therefore, adding a humidifier to your home can make it easier to stay healthy during the winter season. Even if there aren’t a lot of viruses in the air, humidity can make your nose, mouth, and throat moist, which helps to protect against viruses that you or a family member may pick up elsewhere.

Moisture Can Protect Your Home

When the air in your home gets too dry, it can cause wooden beams to split or other surfaces to become warped. This gives pests, water, and other potential hazards a chance to enter your house and cause secondary issues.

For instance, if pests can get into your home, their waste can get into the air and make it harder to breathe. They can also reproduce rapidly, which gives them an opportunity to cause extensive damage.

Moisture can cause mold and mildew to grow and spread rapidly throughout a home. Mold, too, can result in breathing issues in addition to damage to insulation, drywall, and other components.

You may also be vulnerable to static electricity because dust likes to accumulate in dry air. As the dust moves through various spaces in the house, it will strip electrons from the surfaces it travels through. If it’s not properly grounded, it has the potential to release a charge.

Dust can also exacerbate your allergies or asthma, which could result in a trip to the hospital or other serious consequences. Installing a humidifier means that you won’t have to spend as much time dusting or taking steps to get rid of it inside your home.

The Humidifier Can Stay Out of Reach

The humidifier itself can be installed around your other heating and cooling equipment, where your kids and pets won’t have access to it. This minimizes the risk that they will get hurt or sick from interacting with it. If you opt for a portable product, it can still be placed in an area where only you or a service professional will be able to get to it easily for maintenance.

Call a Professional for Installation

You may be tempted to install a whole-home humidifier on your own. However, the safest option is to call someone to do so on your behalf. This is because it will be faster and easier for a professional who has the tools and experience needed to do the job right the first time.

Furthermore, a professional will provide a warranty or service guarantee on any work performed at your Longmont home. You don’t have to pay the price for any mistakes that are made during installation, like you would when doing the job yourself. In addition, you don’t have to worry about hurting yourself while working with your home’s electrical and water systems. Professionals know the safe and proper way to work on these utilities.

If you are looking to improve your home’s indoor air quality, don’t hesitate to contact the team at My Guy Heating and Air, LLC today! In addition to addressing indoor air quality, we can also install a new air conditioner, replace your existing heating system, or put in a new ductless air conditioning system in a timely and affordable manner. Call My Guy Heating and Air, LLC today to schedule an appointment.

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