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4 Ways a Humidifier Can Help Keep You Healthier and More Comfortable This Winter


By improving your indoor air quality with a humidifier, you can be much more comfortable this winter. A humidifier can also help improve your health, too. Here are some of the ways:

Better Skin

When air is cold, it can't hold as much moisture. This is why it's so muggy during the summer but not in the winter. For those who hate humidity, this is nice. But for those who suffer from dry skin, the winter season can be extremely uncomfortable. With less moisture in the air, dry skin can become a severe problem. By using a humidifier, you can add moisture to the air. Your skin will think it's summer again, without the oppressive heat.

Healthier Sinuses

When the air is lacking moisture, it can dry out your sinuses, causing discomfort and potential sinus problems. With less moisture in your sinuses, you could be at higher risk for a respiratory infection and colds.

Less Static Electricity

Walking across the carpet in socks and touching a metal object or another person commonly results in unpleasant static shocks during the winter time. With less moisture in the air, it's much easier to build up a static charge. Have you noticed how those charges always seem to release at the most surprising or inconvenient time?

Feel Warmer

The human body "feels" hot or cold by detecting the speed in which heat or cold travel to and from the body. When the air has more moisture, the human body loses heat more slowly. In cold weather, this can help you feel warmer without having to raise the temperature on the thermostat.

A humidifier is an excellent way to improve your indoor air quality this winter. But if you'd like to find out about other ways to have better indoor air quality, contact our team at Wilson Refrigeration and A/C Service as soon as possible.

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