8 Reasons Why You Need a Humidifier this Winter

From cracked skin to stuffy noses, cold and dry air is at the root of many of our winter woes. Fortunately, it’s easy to reverse or prevent many of these issues with a humidifier. A humidifier adds moisture to the air in your home to create a more comfortable environment.

Check out these 8 benefits of running a humidifier this winter:

  1. Softer skin: Dry air literally pulls moisture from your skin, which is one of the reasons you may experience flaky skin or cracked hands all winter long. It can also increase signs of aging. A humidifier will put moisture back into the air and your skin will soak it in.
  2. Comfortable sinuses: Did you ever get that dry, stuffed-up feeling in your nose, and no matter how much you blow, you can’t find relief? Winter air dries out your sinuses, which makes them swell and interfere with breathing. Run a humidifier in your bedroom while you are sleeping and make breathing easier throughout the day.
  3. Quicker recovery: If you do get sick this winter, then a humidifier can help speed up your recovery time. Moist air will help you stay hydrated, reduce coughing, and relieve pain and swelling in your throat and sinuses.
  4. Healthier houseplants: Do your houseplants seem limp or droopy in the winter? Turns out we’re not the only ones who suffer from dry air in the winter. A humidifier combined with regular watering will keep your houseplants vibrant and full of life. Plus, they’ll keep on purifying the air all winter long, which benefits you as well.
  5. No more “morning throat”: Does your throat hurt when you wake up on winter mornings? Does your voice sound cracked? That’s because your throat and vocal cords are dry. Sleep with a humidifier in your bedroom to wake up with a pain-free throat and a silky smooth voice.
  6. Reduced heating bills: Moist air feels warmer than dry air (think of humid summer days). With a humidifier, you can keep your thermostat at a lower setting, so you may see reduced heating bills this winter. That won’t have a direct impact on your health, but they will certainly make your wallet happy.
  7. Fewer shocks: Those little static electricity shocks can’t really do any real damage, but boy are they annoying! And they occur more often in winter because dry air conducts electricity better than moist air. Use a humidifier and say “see you later” to unexpected shocks.
  8. Improved sleep: If you sleep with a partner who snores, it may be because of a dry throat and nasal passages. A humidifier may be the thing that finally quiets them down. Plus, a less-dry room feels warmer and more cozy, which is always a good environment for sleep.

Questions about if a humidifier is right for you? Want to know the difference between a humidifier and a dehumidifier? Reno’s Appliance, located in Paterson, NJ has a knowledgeable staff ready to answer any questions you may have. You can reach them at 973-247-1860.