Are Humidifiers Good For Your Health

June 8, 2020

A humidifier is a device that adds moisture to the air. They are often used in the winter when dry air causes negative issues for people. Here are the ways a humidifier can be beneficial to your health.

Effects of Dry Air on Your Skin

Dry air can cause you to have dry skin. Dry skin can crack and wrinkle, which tends to be very uncomfortable. Lotion and lip balm can help but, to address the source of the problem, you need a humidifier to add moisture to the air in your home. Your skin will absorb the moisture and become healthier.

Allergy and Asthma Symptoms Relief

People with allergies or asthma often have worse symptoms when the air is dry. Moisture air will help clear nasal passages, which leads to your body filtering out allergens. Your whole respiratory system works better when the air isn’t too dry. Humidifiers can help with nose irritation, bloody noses, and dry throats.

Healthier Hair and Scalp

Your scalp becomes dried out and irritated in dry air, just like the rest of your skin does. This can make your head itch and make dandruff worse. Hair is made of collagen, so it needs moisture as well. Hair that is exposed to dry air for long lengths of time becomes dry and brittle.

Better Sleep

Getting good sleep is key to being healthy. A humidifier can help you sleep better because moisture in the air can reduce your snoring. Moisture makes your airways more lubricated, which reduces throat irritation and snoring. People that have a humidifier running at night feel better rested in the morning.

Trusted HVAC Services

McKinney Heating & Air Conditioning can help you with your indoor air quality issues, such as by installing a whole-home humidifier. Our main office is in Fieldale, VA. Our heating and cooling services include replacements, repairs, and maintenance. We can also handle tankless water heaters, gas fireplace installations, and generators. If you’d like to find out more, please give us a call today.

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