Dry air is often the result of your Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, home’s heating system. Making sure that your furnace is in working order is the first step to enjoying a comfortable winter. Adding moisture to the air in your home can help with breathing, dry skin, irritated eyes, and even nosebleeds and sinus headaches. Using a humidifier in winter has many benefits for your family.

Prevent and Shorten Illness

Improving your indoor air quality helps your family breathe easier during the winter months when you are less likely to have fresh air. Humid air is more effective at deactivating virus particles, reducing the likelihood that they will be infectious. Higher humidity can also make coughing more productive, allowing a sick family member to more easily cough up phlegm. Using a humidifier can also reduce asthma and allergy symptoms for those who experience allergic reactions when their airways are dry.

Reduce Snoring

Dry air can hinder the proper lubrication of your family’s airways, causing or exacerbating snoring. Using a humidifier can relieve the symptoms of under-lubricated airways, reducing snoring.

Protect Wood

Wood floors and furniture adjust to changes in humidity, which can sometimes lead to "season splits" when the wood contracts too quickly in dry air. Preventing cracks in your wooden furniture requires using a humidifier to ease the transition between humid and dry air during the changing seasons.

Keep Plants Happy

Many indoor plants often come from tropical climates with high humidity. Using a humidifier during the dry winter months can help them feel more at home and look more vibrant.

Lessen Static Electricity

Dry air can make skirts cling to tights and hair stand straight up, but static electricity can also harm your electronics with an unfortunate shock. Using a humidifier can reduce the static electricity in the dry winter air.

A humidifier is a great device that helps you stay healthy, sleep easily, maintain your home furnishings, and prevent static. Keep your home healthy and comfortable this winter by calling Bentley’s Air Conditioning at (615) 754-2665.

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