Itchy nose? Red eyes? Cough? If you experience any of these symptoms on a regular basis, there is a good chance that the air inside your home doesn’t contain enough moisture. Indeed, dry air can cause discomfort and even illness. At Signature Home Heat and Air, heating and air conditioning specialists in the Greater Ottawa and Gatineau area – natural gas, propane, oil and electricity heating, central air conditioning, wall mounted air conditioner, heat pump -, we want to let you know about the humidifier’s benefits.

What are the symptoms and diseases caused by dry air in a home?

All kinds of health problems can be caused by dry air, including:

  • Irritations (eyes, nose, throat);
  • Itchiness;
  • Chapped lips (dry skin);
  • Nasal congestion;
  • Coughing;
  • Exacerbation of asthma symptoms, rhinitis, allergies and obstructive lung disease;
  • Dehydration.

A central humidifier:  the ideal product to fight air dryness and improve your health

Ideally, the humidity level inside your house should be around 40% during the cold season. However, in winter, any heating system, but especially gas, propane or oil, can dry the air well below the recommended rate. The installation of a central humidifier is the perfect solution to fight air dryness and reduce the risks to your health. Here are the advantages of a humidifier connected to your central heating system:

  • A higher level of comfort;
  • Disappearance of symptoms caused by dry air;
  • Static electricity reduction;
  • Better air quality;
  • An even distribution of moisture in the house’s rooms;
  • Prevention of the deterioration of the woodwork;
  • The possibility of reducing your heating bills.

To find out the moisture content of your home, try a hygrometer!

The hygrometer is an inexpensive device that is used to measure the humidity level inside your home. When you have a humidifier installed on your central heating system, you benefit from a close management of the humidity level thanks to an automatic monitoring system.Want to know more about the benefits of the humidifier? At Signature Home Heat and Air, our team is at your service! Starting today, we invite you to contact one of our specialists in air quality management.