With the mild spring and summer climate, yet cold and dry fall and winter climate that we experience here in Colorado Springs, CO, you may have noticed that your indoor air often gets pretty dry. Having too little moisture in the air throughout your home can actually be a pretty serious problem, not to mention annoying. But why is it a problem, and why should you invest in a whole-house humidifier?
1. For Your Health
The dry air caused by too little humidity can lead to dry skin, irritated sinuses and throat, and itchy eyes. In addition, too little moisture can inflame the mucous membrane lining in your respiratory tract over time, increasing your risk of colds, the flu, and other infections. If you are an allergy sufferer or at least have noticed some allergy symptoms lately, it’s time to determine if you’re doing everything you can to keep yourself and your family healthy.
2. For Your Home’s Health
Just as too much moisture can cause problems in your home, like mold and mildew, air that is too dry can cause problems too. You may notice shrinkage when it comes to woodwork and furniture throughout your house. Your hardwood floors can start separating and warping and your wallpaper can peel at the edges. After some time, dry air can even cause your piano to go out of tune!
3. For Whole-House Comfort
Individual humidifiers are great for adding moisture to individual rooms that may need it. However, a whole-house humidifier is more efficient and effective. This is because it is integrated directly into your home HVAC system, treating your entire home all at once. There’s no need to buy multiple appliances that won’t be as efficient.
Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning provides humidifiers and humidifier services in Colorado Springs, CO and the surrounding areas.