A humidifier can help you prevent dry air during winter. Humidity levels are usually low in cold weather, and using the heater in your Lake St. Louis, Missouri, home can make the air even drier. Many humidifiers have hygrometers to monitor moisture levels in the air, and they can turn on automatically if the humidity drops too much. You can have a whole-home system installed in your ductwork or use a portable model in just one room. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of using a humidifier.

Create a Healthier Home

A humidifier can prevent chapped lips, sore throats, nosebleeds, eye irritation, dry skin and other problems caused by dry air. It can keep viruses and bacteria from spreading easily and help people get over colds faster.

A humidifier is also good for your houseplants. It keeps their leaves from drying out and lets you water them less frequently.

Prevent Damage

Dry air can cause cracks in paint, wooden floors, doors and furniture. You could also notice splits in caulk or glue as well as annoying and painful static electricity. A humidifier will keep your home in good condition and prevent damage to electronics, such as televisions and computers, from static. It can also:

  • Keep your spouse from snoring
  • Help you sleep more soundly
  • Prevent static from making your hair or clothing look bad

Enjoy Energy Savings

Finally, a humidifier can make your house feel warmer in winter. As a result, you’ll use your HVAC system less, which lets you save energy and lower your utility bills. It also reduces wear and expensive, inconvenient breakdowns, extending your heater and air conditioner’s life.

Averill Heating & Air Conditioning is a Trane Comfort Specialist with 45 years of HVAC experience. We have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, and we received the Angie’s List Super Service Award in 2016 and 2017. For help with improving your indoor air quality, call us anytime at (314) 427-3825.

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