The heating system in your home is responsible for maintaining a comfortable temperature throughout the cold Denver winters. However, you may not consider the humidity of the air in your home. Denver is a dry area with humidity rarely going above 57% at any time of the year.
Here are 3 reasons why it’s important to have a humidifier installed in your home this winter.
1. To Protect Your Home and Furniture
Dry air in the home causes the natural moisture to be sucked out of wood. This leads to squeaky, cracked, and splintering floors and furniture. This is particularly an issue in Denver where we have very dry winters and wood manufacturers won’t validate a warranty unless the house is kept at 35%. A humidifier greatly reduces the risk of the wood in your home breaking down.
2. To Improve Your Health
If the air inside your house is too dry, your nasal passages and skin will feel it. A dry nose is painful and sometimes results in a bloody nose, while dry skin can crack and can become infected. Having enough humidity in your home will keep your body from drying out and feeling these effects.
3. To Save Money
When you maintain a good level of humidity in your home, the wood in your home requires less maintenance which means less money spent on supplies and specialists to make fixes. It also means your skin and nasal passages will stay healthier and you will spend less on over-the-counter medications. But where you will see the most cost savings is in your energy bills. Moist air retains heat better than dry air, so your house will remain warm and comfortable at a lower temperature setting.