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Hygrometer and thermostatWe tend to think of humidity as a nuisance during hot Florida summers, but having the right amount of moisture in the air is actually good for our bodies and our homes.  A whole-house humidifier can ensure that your indoor air doesn’t become too dry, which can cause health issues and home damage. Read on to learn about the benefits of a humidifier.

Improved Health

A whole-house humidifier will maintain a constant humidity level in your indoor air, preventing health issues that can crop up with too-dry air. With a humidifier, you won’t be bothered with a dry nose, throat or itchy skin. And that’s not all; flu and cold viruses spread much faster in environments that have low humidity. A whole-house humidifier will help your indoor air maintain the right amount of moisture, slowing down the spread of viruses and keeping you and your family healthier.

Prevention of Household Damage

Dry air wicks out the moisture from your home, causing damage to your valued possessions. Wood is at its best when there’s some moisture in the air. When the air is too dry, wood flooring and wood furniture will also dry out, leading to cracking and splitting. Wallpaper will start peeling if the air is excessively dry. The benefits of a humidifier include keeping your furniture, flooring and wallpaper in good shape.

Lower Energy Bills

When you feel cold, you turn up the thermostat. When you feel warm, you turn it down. Pretty obvious, but did you know that the humidity level in the air can affect how cold or warm you feel? The more humidity there is in your air, the warmer you feel. With adequate moisture in your indoor air, you’ll be able to turn down the heating system and stay comfortable in lower indoor temperatures, which saves you money on energy bills.

For more information on the benefits of a humidifier, contact the experts at Aqua Plumbing & Air. We serve the areas of Sarasota and Bradenton, as well as surrounding areas.

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