For many Americans, dry air is a winter problem. But for many Colorado residents, dry high-altitude air can be an issue year-round. Fortunately, this is a problem that’s easily remedied with the use of a home humidifier.A humidifier moistens the air, either in a limited area or throughout a home. The moistened air makes breathing more pleasant and alleviates dry-air-related comfort issues issues such as nosebleeds and congested nasal passages. When you have a cold or the flu, a humidifier can be especially helpful in relieving symptoms. In fact, recent studies have shown that dryness in the air can even speed transmission of cold and other viruses.
If you’re not sure about your home’s humidity level, here are a few signs that might indicate dry air:
- Nosebleeds, especially in the morning.
- Dry, cracked skin.
- Cracked lips.
- Sore throat.
Dry air can cause more than discomfort. If prolonged, it can cause prized wood floors and furniture to split and crack.
If the lack of moisture in your home’s air is something you need to address, you have two basic options: one or more portable humidifiers or whole-house humidification. Although portable humidifiers are relatively inexpensive, they are effective in only a limited area. Further, if a portable humidifier isn’t diligently maintained, it can invite mold growth and actually create instead of relieve any health issue. Whole-house humidification, on the other hand, takes care of every room in your house, because it’s part of your central HVAC system. It maintains a constant ideal humidity, and maintenance is simple.
Colorado is a spectacular place to live, and there’s no reason to be uncomfortable in your home. Let the professionals Climate Control Company in northwestern Colorado help you find the humidifier solution that’s ideal for your family and your home. Contact us to learn about our home-comfort products and services.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Aspen, Vail and the surrounding Western slope communities in Colorado about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about home humidity and other HVAC topics, please visit our website.
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