- Category: Humidity
Humidifiers for Colder Months
Is Your Home too Dry?
Always itchy? Annoyed by static shocks? Constant sore throat?
Your home may be too dry.
Seasonal changes outside can have big effects inside. In upstate New York, winter weather can lead to ultra-dry conditions throughout your home causing a variety of related symptoms:
- Annoying shocks from static electricity
- Itchy, dry skin
- Always feeling “too cold” despite normal thermostat settings
- Irritated sinuses and sore throats
- Static cling problems with clothing and blankets
If you suffer from any or even all the above, consider adding a Whole-Home Humidifier to your heating and cooling system. It works invisibly, silently and automatically to bring your home’s humidity level into the comfort range—and keeps it there even as external temperatures and humidity levels vary from day to day.
Protect your family and your home from the unhealthy and damaging effects of over-dry air.
Dry nose, cracked, itchy skin, and sore throats are common symptoms of overly dry indoor air. How about aggravated allergy and asthma symptoms and painful static shocks? You and your family are not the only ones to experience the effects of dry air. Chipping paint and plaster, splitting or cracked wood floors, furniture, trim and molding are also common in a "dry home". Why go through another season with these problems when there is a solution—a Whole-Home Humidifier.
Turning your temperature up in the wintertime will keep you warm but won’t increase your home’s humidity level. Daily activities such as showering, cooking and doing laundry don’t produce enough moisture to keep your home’s air from being too dry. According to medical experts, many viruses thrive in low humidity increasing the likelihood of catching colds, flu and upper respiratory ailments. The American Society of Otolaryngology even reports that it is important to prevent an overly dry environment because it makes people more susceptible to infection.
A Whole-Home Humidifier from Aprilaire, installed by Hawn Heating and Air Conditioning, will deliver the perfect amount of moisture to your air making you feel more comfortable at lower thermostat settings. In fact, the EPA states that you can save up to 4% on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat! Increase your family’s level of comfort and protect your valuable furnishings by adding just the right amount of moisture with an Aprilaire Whole-House Humidifier.
Call Hawn at 585-482-2499 to schedule an appointment with us to find the Whole House solution that is right for you.