A humidifier is an important part of most HVAC systems, especially during the winter when air is naturally drier. This attachment adds moisture to the air making the indoor environment more comfortable. More humidity relieves dry skin and eyes and reduces static build up that gives you those little shocks when you touch tings. But did you know that another way humidifiers make your home more comfortable is by reducing allergy symptoms?
How Moisture in the Air Can Help You Feel Better
When air is too dry anyone will feel it in their airways. Your throat gets dry and scratchy, your nasal passages are sore, and even your sinuses may start to ache. Imagine how much worse allergy symptoms are when the air is dry.
Just a little more moisture in the air can relieve the dry itchy eyes, scratchy throat, inflammation in the nose and sinuses, and the pain and irritation that goes along with all of these common allergy symptoms.
Greater humidity won’t cure your seasonal allergies, but having a humidifier add a little extra water to your indoor air can make a huge difference to how comfortable you feel in your own home each allergy season.
Take in Fewer Allergens and Prevent Symptoms before They Happen
Minimizing symptoms isn’t the only benefit you get from installing a humidifier. By soothing your airways with more humid air, you are better able to expel the allergens you inhale both outdoors and indoors.
With moist and healthy airways, you can sneeze and cough more efficiently and expel dust, pollen, and other allergens before they cause serious symptoms. With dry and irritated airways you are less likely to cough or sneeze.
Balance Moisture and Dryness for the Best Indoor Air Quality
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, a humidifier could make your home environment significantly more comfortable, but striking the right balance is important. Too much humidity creates an environment that promotes the growth of dust mites, mold, and other allergens.
The right balance for relief, without letting allergens thrive, is a humidity level between 40 and 50 percent. Our professionals at Air Quality can help you find the right humidity for your HVAC system and will show you how to measure the humidity in the air so you can adjust it to be at just the right level.
The irritation and discomfort of seasonal allergies is something you don’t need in your own home. Let the professionals at Air Quality Heating & Air Conditioning help you figure pick out and install the humidifier that will bring you allergy relief.