Experience the health benefits of Humidification

If winter in your home typically means dry skin, scratchy throats, and lots of static electricity buildup, you may have a problem with low humidity. Humidity refers to the amount of water vapor in the air. When you close the windows and turn the heat on in the winter, you essentially reduce the humidity level in your home… leading to the before mentioned discomforts. So how do we stay warm during a Rochester snow storm without drying out our skin? The answer is: humidification. Check out more details on how dry air can cause you trouble below.

Health Problems Associated with Low Humidity

Dry air in your home can make your throat and skin feel dry and scratchy, cause or aggravate respiratory problems, dry out nasal passages, and make you more susceptible to colds or the flu. Although winter weather is often blamed for these problems, another major cause is dry air produced by artificial heating. Humidifying your home with high quality humidifiers provide optimal moisture levels that will help to alleviate these symptoms.

Other Unpleasantness About Low Humidity

Besides health issues, low humidity can be the cause of several other annoyances. For example, static electricity is a direct result of dry air. In addition to causing painful shocks, it can damage computers and other electronic equipment. Secondly, hardwood floors lose moisture and contract when the air in a home is extremely dry. This process can cause the floor to separate at the seams. Also, if you like indoor foliage, beware that houseplants suffer from dryness caused by low humidity. Lastly, wallpaper may peel at the edges if the air in a home is excessively dry.

How Humidification Works

There are many variations of humidifiers. One popular option is a whole-house humidifier that connects to the HVAC system. Water is pumped through the humidifier and the mechanism then turns that water into moisture. It sends the moisture through the air using fans and ventilation. Much like controlling the temperature of your furnace or air conditioner, you can control the humidity level through a remote that communicates with your humidifier.

For an evaluation of your home’s humidity and for recommendations regarding enhancing the overall health of your home by adding humidifiers, choose the experts at High Performance Heating & Air Conditioning!


Call today and experience the difference with one of our Humidifiers! 585-426-8658