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Humidifiers Give Cold Bodies a Little Tender Loving Care

How Humidifiers Care for Cold Bodies

It seems that in the winter, people get shocked by everything. Literally. They touch the door on their car and get shocked. They open the door to their office and get shocked. They turn on the sink in the bathroom and get shocked.

Any piece of metal they touch shocks them, and it’s not random. Dry air increases static electricity, and in the winter, the air is particularly dry. Many people can feel the effects of dry air, not only through static electricity, but also through respiratory symptoms, dry skin, and increased snoring.

One of the best solutions for dry air in the home is to install a humidifier. Humidifiers emit water vapor into the air to increase the level of moisture and reduce dryness in the air. This is not to say that in many places, the indoor air is actually too humid, a dehumidifier installation is what is needed in these situations. 

Help Resolve Common Respiratory Symptoms

Dry air is a leading cause of various respiratory symptoms. Bloody noses are one of the most common respiratory issues caused by dry air. The dry air can cause nasal membranes inside the nose to become dry as well.

This leads to the membranes cracking and spontaneously bleeding. Of course, nosebleeds are most common in the winter, because the climate is so dry, and because the temperature and levels of humidity change so drastically when people go from inside to outside to back inside.

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When someone is outside in the cold and then moves into a warm, but dry, home or building, the nose is highly susceptible to bleeding. This is why it’s so important to have a humidifier in the home to prevent bloody noses. Another common issue caused by the dry climate of winter is dry sinuses.

Because the sinuses are dry, they overproduce mucus (gross right?), which can lead to sinus infections. It can be serious for those who suffer from allergies or asthma. A humidifier helps prevent these common respiratory symptoms by increasing the level of moisture in the home and reducing dryness.

Eliminate Dry Skin Issues

dry skin issuesEver had skin so dry it started to crack and bleed? Well, it wouldn’t be the first time! Dry air also causes dry, cracked skin, which is especially common during the winter. Though dry skin may seem harmless on the surface, it can lead to bigger concerns.

If the skin gets too dry, it can become red, itchy, severely irritable, and can lead to bleeding. It may also lead to eczema, which is a more serious skin condition that results in rashes and scaly skin. It’s never a bad idea to keep a bottle of lotion handy, whether at home or at work when the skin starts to become dry.

This is a good way to treat dry skin once it’s already happened. However, to prevent dry skin in the first place, the best thing to do is to install a humidifier and balance out the moisture levels in the home.

Snore Less, Sleep Better

Most people know at least one obnoxious snorer. The ones who sound like a thunderstorm as soon as their head hits the pillow. But many people may not realize that dry air is a common cause for snoring.

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Similar to how bloody noses occur, the dry air causes dryness in the nasal membranes and throat, which restricts airflow and causes snoring. Installing a humidifier is an easy solution that helps everyone to have a good night’s sleep.

About Garneski Air Conditioning & Heating

Garneski Air Conditioning & Heating is always happy to talk about how they can help their customers. Their highly trained team will listen to customer concerns and work alongside them to come up with long-term solutions that work in every unique situation. The total comfort and satisfaction of their customers is the #1 priority!