Ways to raise your home’s humidity

Ways to raise your home’s humidity

During the cold winter months, the air tends to dry out significantly.

This cold, dry air can pose a multitude of problems, from dry, cracking skin, to drying out and warping the wood and other building materials in your home.

When the air is too dry, your sinuses are liable to become dry, which opens the door to sinus and respiratory infection. Raising the humidity in your home is a good way to mitigate these problems. One way to raise the humidity in your home is by adding houseplants. Plants in your home can help to maintain a constant humidity by distributing moisture through the air in the room where they are planted. Another good way to raise the humidity in your home is by adding a humidifier. Humidifiers can typically exist in two forms. The first is a standalone unit, that can be plugged in in any room, and will work to distribute moisture in the air for that room. These units typically require less of an initial investment, which is why they are more appealing to some homeowners, however, these types of humidifier can only treat one room at a time. The other type of humidifier is one that can be installed in-line with your existing HVAC system, and will work to humidify the air circulating throughout your whole home. The installation for my in-line humidifier was quick and non-invasive, and I am much more comfortable knowing that the air in my home is not too dry, which is good for my skin, my sinuses, and my house.

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