We at Clarksburg Contractors want to help you stay comfortable this winter and to accomplish this goal, we offer a comprehensive range of heating services. You can count on us to keep your furnace in good working order so you can stay warm and cozy all winter long. However, low temperatures are not the only source of discomfort—winter also brings dry air, which causes a variety of issues such as dry, cracked skin and worsening respiratory symptoms. Fortunately, we can help with this problem, too, by providing humidifiers. In this article, we’ll explain how humidifiers keep you comfortable in the winter.
The first way humidifiers keep you comfortable during dry winter months is by supporting your respiratory health. When the air is too dry, your breathing passages dry out, too, which can lead to congestion and coughing. By restoring moisture to the air, a humidifier helps ease these symptoms. The moisture in the air also helps reduce the spread of airborne germs and allergens, helping you avoid catching a cold or other common winter illnesses.
As we alluded to above, your skin can also become dry and irritated when there’s not enough moisture in the air. That’s why your lips get chapped during the winter—there’s not enough humidity to keep the skin hydrated. Installing humidifiers in your home will help maintain a comfortable level of humidity indoors, which will help keep your skin healthy, soft, and free of irritation.
Lastly, humidifiers can help you preserve the wood fixtures and furniture in your home, giving you greater peace of mind. Wood is very sensitive to changes in temperature and humidity, and when the air gets too dry, it can crack or warp. If you want to make sure your crown molding, wood furniture, or stringed instruments stay in excellent condition, we encourage you to invest in a humidifier or two.
To learn more about the benefits of humidifiers or to inquire about our other services, simply give us a call.