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Why Winter is the Best Time for a Whole-Home Humidifier

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Don’t Suffer Through Dry Air When Meyer Heating and Air Can Help You

Yes, it’s true. The company you’ve come to rely on for years to take care of your St. Louis heating and air systems can also help you make your home more comfortable in the winter by ending dry winter air for good.

And no, you don’t have to lug a portable humidifier from room to room or find a place to set up a boxy unit amongst all your other home furnishings.

A whole-home humidifier ties into your existing HVAC system and adds much-needed moisture to the air as long as your heat is on.

Not sure why you need one? Keep reading!

Dry Air Causes Annoying Problems

Your forced-air furnace naturally dries out the air in your home during the winter, so you probably experience some minor issues within a few days of turning it on.

Annoying problems like dry skin and nose bleeds are, in fact, a symptom of dry air in your St. Louis home. While they don’t present a serious health concern, they can cause discomfort and interfere with your daily living. And no amount of heating maintenance will prevent them.

Dry Air Also Causes Health Issues

Too much dry air can be more than annoying.

People with pre-existing conditions like asthma or chronic bronchitis and other breathing issues may find that dry air makes their symptoms worse. And dry air can even make it harder to get over something as simple as a cold, because of how irritated your sinuses and mucous membranes are.

Dry air also causes sore throats and eye irritation, which make you feel under the weather. And while these are not necessarily life threatening, if you couple these symptoms with, say, a headache, you might begin to fear you’re coming down with something serious, when in actuality, it’s something you could fix simply by calling Meyer Heating and Air.

Dry Air Dehydrates You and Affects Your Sleep

Your body does best with good indoor air quality, and dry air, even if it’s technically clean, is not ideal.

Overexposure to dry air can make you dehydrate more quickly, even if you’re idle. Although you should already be drinking plenty of water, don’t let winter fool you; you need just as much in the summer as you do during colder months.

And finally, poor air quality can interfere with your sleep. If you’re waking up tired and parched, it could be because the air you’re breathing is too dry.

Can You Feel Better, Even With Dry Air?

As an adult human, you probably know how to help remedy the minor issues caused by dry air:

  • Use lip balm to keep your lips moisturized and prevent cracking.
  • Moisturize your skin after bathing.
  • Irrigate your nasal passages with a neti pot or moisturizing nasal spray.
  • Drink plenty of water.

And you also probably know that humidifiers can help prevent these problems from the onset (partially because we already told you!).

But truly, the most comprehensive way to eliminate dry winter air symptoms from your home is with a whole-home humidifier, and winter is the perfect time to have one installed.

Install Your Humidifier Now

If you want proof that a whole-home humidifier will make a difference in your day-to-day life, then install one in early- to mid-winter.

You’ll be able to compare your breathing, skin, and overall health during cold months before the humidifier to how you feel after it’s installed.

Of course, you could absolutely plan ahead and have it installed before you really need it – but you might not notice the dramatic difference it can make for you and your family, if you downplay or misremember your misery from winter’s past.

Get one by calling the same number you’d dial for emergency HVAC repair or heating maintenance: (314) 845-1929.

We’ll send out one of our experts to evaluate your home, determine the whole-home humidifier that’s right for you, and provide you with a detailed estimate and installation timeline.

Meyer Provides Heating and Air Near You

While we’re helping you with a humidifier, you might as well sign up for a service agreement. For one low price, we’ll come out to your home twice per year and perform HVAC maintenance, give you priority scheduling for repairs, and extend discounts for new equipment.

Meyer Heating and Air is a proud authorized dealer and installer of Ruud heating and air systems. Ask us how this equipment can make your home more comfortable.

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