As the winter rolls in, the air naturally begins to get a little drier. Most people notice it in the sharpness of the air when they breathe in and in the cracks that begin to form between their fingers and around their nostrils, where their skin spreads thinner.

Not only does drier air pose certain health risks, but it also jeopardizes the comfort of your home. One solution to this is to invest in a humidifier, which will help add moisture into the air of your home and keep you from experiencing a lot of these effects. Here are three reasons why you should consider buying a humidifier before the winter season really hits.

1) Protect your skin

When the cold air around you meets the heat from your body, it is able to hold more moisture and begins absorbing that, so to speak, from your skin. This causes your skin to become dry and potentially itchy, leading to the appearance of flakiness or ashiness.

With a humidifier, the air around you will remain moist, which means your skin is safe and will retain its usual amount of moisture, leaving you looking and feeling overall healthier. It’ll also save you a ton on your lotion bill.

2) Better avoid sickness

Because there is less moisture in the air during the winter, bacteria and viruses can more easily travel, which means you become more susceptible to the germs around you. On the other hand, you can keep the air in your home moist to more likely avoid bacterial and viral infections as well as sinus issues.

3) Save on your energy bill

Between air conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter, the price of your utility bill can become a point of contention. Though you’ll inevitably have to turn on that furnace or home heating system at some point to combat the cold, you can help curb this cost a little by using a humidifier. Moist air naturally holds the temperature a little more strongly, so it will trap the heat and make it feel warmer, helping you stay away from that thermostat.

The benefits of a humidifier go beyond the winter season, though, and it’s an investment that will last you quite a while as long as you take care of the machine and regularly clean it. For more information on humidifiers as well as heating and air conditioning, call Dave Lamb Heating & Cooling, Inc, in Fenton, MI.

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