Health Benefits of a Humidifier

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Many people hear the word “humidity” and immediately assume it’s something negative. After all, we’re told time and time again that when it comes to feeling uncomfortable in the summer, it’s not the heat so much as the humidity that does the real damage.

While humid places can be uncomfortable when temperatures soar in the summer, the reality is that humidity is needed to keep us safe, comfortable, and in good health. Humidity refers to the amount of water vapor in the air, which affects how we breathe and how we sweat. (For easy reference, a jungle has high humidity; a desert has almost none.)

How to Maintain the Humidity in Your Home

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Maintaining the humidity in your home is a task most of us know we should be doing, but don’t always necessarily take the time for. Too much humidity, and you could be damaging your furniture, your home’s building materials, and even your health. Too little, and you could be contributing to poor air quality, increased static electricity, and a bad environment for wooden materials (antiques, in particular, can dry out and crack).

Mostly, humidity control is ideal for our own comfort levels. Heat and humidity are often linked in terms of keeping ourselves comfortable during the winter and summer months, and one of the most common  air conditioning repair requests we get is to find a solution to too much or too little moisture inside the home.