Many Northern Virginia homes can benefit from the installation of a central humidifier. This raises the humidity in the home and can help people avoid the discomfort of dry eyes, nasal passages and skin, especially in the winter. According to medical experts, dry nasal passages and mucous membranes make it easier for cold and flu viruses to get into your system. A humidifier that puts some moisture into the air can actually reduce your risk of these types of illnesses.
Dry air in a home can contribute to the build-up of static electricity and woodwork that starts to fade, crack and split. A home that’s too dry can also raise your energy bills by making your heating system work too hard. Drier air naturally feels cooler, so you might compensate by turning up the thermostat when a humidifier would actually allow the whole house to feel warmer for much less.