In millions of American homes there is a silent malady that can cause great discomfort and even lead to serious health issues: overly dry air. Yes, many homes have air that is too dry for comfortable living, especially in the wintertime. Dry air can cause a number of painful problems, and can exacerbate health issues like asthma. If you are experiencing any of these issues in your home, it might be time to introduce a little bit of moisture back into your air with a residential humidifier.
Dry air is more conducive to the buildup of static electricity, which will get discharged in painful shocks when you touch something conductive like a door handle or an appliance. In addition to being painful and annoying, static electricity can also cause harm to electronics. Dry air could be putting you at risk of damaging your own laptop or TV by zapping it.
If you’re prone to getting dry skin, this problem will be significantly worse in dry weather. Dry air will prevent your body from holding onto the necessary moisture to keep your skin from getting damaged, and you’ll end up with cracked, bleeding hands, painful rashes, itchy skin, or unsightly flakes that will surely gross out any company that you bring over to your house.
Dry Nose and Throat
Dry air will dry out the delicate mucus membranes in your nose and throat, leading to nosebleeds, sore throats, and even a higher possibility of illness, since you won’t have your body’s natural mucus stores to protect you.
If your home’s air is drying you out, don’t worry. At General Filters, Incorporated, we provide a wide array of solutions for in-home humidifiers, and we can improve the quality of your air with low hassle and low cost. Contact us today, and let us help you breathe easy again!