Humidifiers Provide Comfort During St. Louis Humid Summers
The St. Louis Area is known for its unpredictable weather. The humidity can fluctuate between 15% and 95%! When the humidity drops below 30% you will start noticing the air feeling dry and a variety of negative side effects will start happening. A humidifier keeps your home at the appropriate humidity levels…no matter what kind of weather swing we are having.
Whole home humidifiers put moisture back in your air. They are put on your air supply so that they are out of the way and will keep your home at the perfect humidity level. As the air passes through the humidifier it absorbs the moisture and returns back to the home.
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Is Your Home As Dry As The Sahara?
Midwestern homes get dryer than the Sahara desert. This can wreck havoc on your home and your family.
The average humidity in the Sahara desert is 25% however inside a Midwestern home the average humidity is 15%. The recommended level of humidity is 30%-50% for optimum comfort.
Benefits of Adding a Humidifier
Lowers Risk of Infection: Bacteria and viruses can’t travel as easily through moist air.
Faster Healing Times: Keeps throat and nose moist to reduce coughing and sneezing.
Raises Resistances to Bacteria and Viruses: Dry sinuses lower your body’s resistances to disease.
Reduces Heating Bills: Moist air feels warmer so you won’t need to turn up the heat.
Increases Life Span of Wood Products: Dry air causes wood to split and crack; destroying wood furnishings.
Money Lost From Being Sick: Less time sick less you spend on medicine and pay loss.
Softer Skin: Dry air sucks the moisture from your skin leaving it dry and flaky.
Sounder Sleep: Moist air is warmer and more comfy as well as it helps those problem snorers stay quiet through the night.
Less Static Electricity: No one likes getting shocked and dry air promotes static electricity.
Benefits of a Whole Home Humidifier
Why is a Whole Home Humidifier Better Than Personal One?
The humidity in your home is key to making your house as comfortable and healthy as possible. Whole home humidifiers are easy to install and require very little maintenance. They attach to your duct work and don’t require to be filled with water daily. Due to their placement they are out of sight and out of mind. Personal humidifiers only work in a small room, are unsightly, and require daily upkeep. A whole home unit is the easiest way to make your home as comfy as possible.
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Automatic Vs. Manual Humidifiers
Humidifiers come in either automatic or manual. The automatic ones will automatically adjust the indoor humidity level by reading the outside temperature. They do this by using an outside sensor to tell what the outdoor temperatures are. However there are some instances when an outside sensor can’t be placed this is when you would want to consider a manual humidifier. Also with the added technology of the automatic functions they tend to be more expensive and in that case a manual one may fit your budget better.