Just in case you forget to check the weather app on your phone, or perhaps step outside, you’ll notice it is pretty dang cold. As the weather gets colder, the air gets much drier. Have your hands and lips felt cracked or chapped lately? Well that’s because of the lack of humidity in the air. A lack of humidity doesn’t just wreak havoc on your skin, it also wreaks havoc on your home. Here’s why you need a humidifier for winter.

Humidifiers Keep You Comfortable

The dry air will take a toll on your health and your home. Dry air just makes you feel colder. You might not realize it, but because you sweat all the time, you’re losing moisture and feeling colder. So what do you do when you’re feeling cold? Crank up the heat! That’s a great solution until you receive a massive electric or gas bill at the end of the month. Humidifiers will help save you money and keep you feeling great all winter long. When used correctly, humidifiers can help to alleviate dry skin, chapped lips and nose bleeds. The most basic explanation of how a humidifier works is it pumps moisture back into the air using water vapor. This leaves you feeling more hydrated and your wallet a little fatter. It’s estimated that having a humidifier will save you around 10-20 percent on your heating bill.

You Need a Whole Home Humidifier

We compared whole home humidifiers and portable humidifiers in a previous blog post, but we can’t stress enough how great whole home humidifiers are. This type of humidifier connects directly to your HVAC system and delivers moist air through your existing air ducts.  That means it reaches every room in your house with equal, even comfort! It’s easy to use and won’t need to be replaced every other year like a portable humidifier.

This year, don’t let winter get the best of your or your home. Humidifiers will keep you feeling healthy and comfortable, and will also keep your home looking beautiful. For more information about humidifiers call Chapman Heating and Air Conditioning at ​317-643-6286 or visit our website today!

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