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Small Home Changes Can Improve Your Family's Health

My husband and I both suffer from allergies and asthma and, unfortunately, two of our children inherited our health problems. Living with both can be a struggle, but we take every step we can to keep our family healthy. One spring, when our seasonal allergies were especially bad, we decided to finally have our carpeting replaced with natural tile flooring and that was a great decision. Even though it seemed like we vacuumed constantly, I guess our carpets harbored more dust and mites than we ever expected! Since then, we have invested in other upgrades to improve our family's health, including antimicrobial kitchen counter tops. I enjoy helping others, so I decided to start a blog to share what we have learned about home upgrades and renovations. I plan to post on a variety of topics, so there will be something of interest to everyone!

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The Benefits Of Installing A Whole House Humidifier

Dry air can determine your home's comfort levels, aside from actual temperature. Dry air in your home can also cause several health concerns such as bloody noses and itchy or dry skin. Installing a whole house humidifier will help make your home more comfortable and it can prevent these and other health issues. There are a number benefits of installing a whole house humidifier as well. See below for a few of these benefits.

1. Healthy Environment

Aside from the health concerns listed above, a whole house humidifier can also prevent sore throats, dry eyes, cracked lips and skin and asthma or allergy symptoms from occurring. Humidifiers provide moist air, which will help to prevent these conditions. Moist air also helps your body fight off illness.

2. Protect Furnishings

Moist air helps to protect the furniture in your home. Dry air can dry out wood furniture, flooring or cabinetry causing it to crack or splinter. It can dry out your leather furniture causing it to peel. Dry air can actually even cause the paint on your walls to crack or chip.

3. Cost Savings

Moist air allows your body to feel more comfortable at lower temperatures, so you save money by being able to set your thermostat a little lower. With dry air, you can raise your thermostat and still feel cold in your home. Using a whole house humidifier, rather than using several smaller humidifiers will help save you money as well. Not only are smaller humidifiers costly themselves, the cost to run several at once in different areas of your home is costly. 

4. Low Maintenance

Maintaining a whole house humidifier is pretty simple to do. All it takes is changing the filter and making sure the metering device is clean. To clean the metering device, which can build up with scale or calcium, all you have to do is insert a needle in the small opening.

5. Convenient 

A whole house humidifier is much more convenient than using several humidifiers. Smaller humidifiers require you to fill them with water almost daily, which can become a pain. A whole house humidifier can be attached to your furnace, and aside from the maintenance listed above, it can be forgotten about. Your whole house will have the right amount of humidity every day in those colder months when humidity is typically low.

Contact your local heating and air conditioning company to have a whole house humidifier installed in your home.