When you’re trying to improve comfort in your Arlington Heights, Illinois, home this winter, the indoor humidity levels might not be something you consider. Dry indoor air during winter, however, can cause a lot of problems, including dehydration and nosebleeds. Thankfully, a humidifier provides a simple solution.
The most obvious sign that you need a humidifier is dry, itchy skin. You could also experience frequently chapped lips and even nosebleeds. Your furnace also contributes to the problem by drying out the air. A humidifier will add just enough moisture to the air to keep you comfortable. Plus, that extra humidity will help you feel a bit warmer during the winter, too.
Itchy eyes, stuffy noses and sore throats are common cold symptoms. They’re also common symptoms when the air in your house is too dry. If your family has been getting sick more often than usual this winter, it might not be a bacteria or virus. If dry air is the culprit, the added moisture will help.
The cold, dry air will tempt you to increase the setting on the thermostat. A humidifier can help you to use your thermostat and furnace more efficiently. A portable or whole-home option will add enough moisture to restore warmth and increase comfort. You will be able to resist increasing the setting on the thermostat so that you save energy.
Lack of humidity causes other problems such as static shock and drying out of wood floors and furnishings. If you are concerned about low humidity throughout your home, we can install a whole-house system that will keep everyone comfortable all winter.
Call Tempco Heating and Air at (847) 670-7000 to improve the air quality in your home today. We’ll help you to choose the right system for your home. Indoor air quality is a serious matter, and we will provide the services and systems to keep your family safe from season to season. Call us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.