Are you waking up with a dry mouth? Feeling congested? Or having trouble breathing through your nose at night? If you answered YES to any of these questions this is occurring as a result of the air becoming too dry in our homes. When the air gets too dry in our homes, moisture gets drawn from people, plants, wood, wool, cotton, and even your pets. The results can be damaging, expensive, uncomfortable, and unhealthy.
Many doctors recommend that people who suffer from allergies or asthma should invest in having a humidifier be put in their home. Allowing for a slight increase in humidity in your home can allow for easier breathing for adults and children. Research has shown that 40% to 60% relative humidity is ideal for today’s homes. Outside this range of humidity bacteria, fungi, viruses and motes thrive.
Maintaining proper relative humidity provides a comfortable environment for your woodwork, furniture, plants, pets and especially you and your family. For more information contact one of our Home Comfort Advisers.