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Why Is It Important to Humidify Your Home in the Winter ?

Dry air inside of your home can create a wide variety of issues. This list of issues includes easily spreadable viruses, dry skin, and even damage to your home. Cold air contains less moisture. Turning on your heat will help the air retain some of this moisture. Here are some of the warning signs and side effects of being exposed to indoor air that is too dry:

Dry air feels colder than un-humidified air, which makes you feel as though you need to turn up your thermostat. This results in higher heating bills during the winter months. If the air in your home is too dry, it will irritate your nasal passages and skin, cause sore throats and dehydration, and weaken your immune system. This puts you and your family members at a high risk for developing illness or infection.

The majority of viruses, which includes the flu, thrive in dry air. The germs multiply faster and remain airborne for longer periods of time. The situation becomes worse when occupants are constantly in close proximity to each other.

Dry air sucks moisture out of other porous materials around it. These materials can range from your home’s wood floors to pictures you have hanging on the wall. The end result is bowing, warping, peeling, chipping, and cracking of the items you love most.

An effective and simple solution to alleviating the effects of dry air is to invest in a residential, or whole home, humidifier. To learn more about solutions for keeping your home safe comfortable during the winter months, look to the experts at Access Heating and Air. We strive to be our clients’ number one choice for all of their furnace repair and furnace maintenance solutions. No matter what your needs are, we’re prepared to help, so contact us today to request a free consultation !

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At Access Heating and Air, LLC we’ll give you the attention and personal service you expect and deserve. If you’re looking for high quality service, you’ve come to the right place. We not only help with your heating and air conditioning needs, but we also take care of your entire climate! We are proud to offer top-notch maintenance contracts. Ask us for help.

We offer quality service, maintenance, repair and installation on all heating and air conditioning systems…any make or model. Our rates are competitive, with no hidden fees. All employees are very informative and will be there to help you every step of the way. We are the best in this business and to prove it, we back our work with a free one-year warranty guarantee.