The winter months can wreak havoc on your health and home. While you may use a dehumidifier for summer, you probably haven’t considered a humidifier for the winter months. Below are five benefits of getting a whole-home humidifier for your Glen Allen, VA, home.

1. Alleviates Dry, Itchy Skin

It’s no secret that dry air causes your skin to dry out as well. Dry skin cracks and itches. Using lotion may not be enough to rehydrate your skin. A humidifier helps to retain skin moisture while your heating system keeps you comfortable.

2. Helps Avoid Colds and Flu

Dry air causes inflammation in your breathing passages, which makes you more susceptible to catching colds or the flu. Having proper humidity levels in your home helps reduce your chances of becoming ill.

3. Helps Houseplants

As it turns out, your indoor plants need humidity to thrive. Not only do plants take water from the soil, but they also absorb moisture that’s found in the air. Dry air in your home causes your plants to shrivel.

4. Loosens Congestion

Congested nasal passages aren’t much fun to experience but adding moisture to your home’s air helps greatly. Instead of suffering through sinus pain, stuffy noses, and sore throats, a whole-home humidifier helps you avoid this sort of thing.

5. Reduces Static Electricity

While static electricity seems harmless, it can cause problems. Static electricity can damage computers and other electronic equipment. With proper humidity levels, you don’t have to worry about shocking yourself, your pets, or electronics through static electricity.

Low humidity levels in your home not only impact your comfort but the air quality within your home. Contact Foster Plumbing & Heating, Inc. today to improve the indoor air quality within your home.

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