Dry, itchy skin, bloody nose, dry throat, static electricity – do these common winter problems sound familiar to you? Wintertime brings dry, cold air with low humidity which can pose a real threat to your family’s comfort and health.

Fortunately, there is a solution to these common winter issues: installing a whole-home humidifier in your home! What are the benefits of installing a whole-home humidifier and how does it alleviate these symptoms? Let’s take a look at the benefits first:

1. Comfort

No one likes having dry, itchy skin, static hair or frequent bloody noses (at least we hope not). Find yourself applying lotion multiple times a day to relieve your dry, itchy skin? Carrying tissues on hand just in case a bloody nose occurs? Sucking on throat lozenges to lubricate your dry throat? By installing a whole-home humidifier, you’ll add immediate moisture back into the air and will alleviate these terrible symptoms of dry air leading to a higher level of comfort!

2. Convenience

If you have small bedside humidifiers throughout your home, you know how much of a hassle it can be to constantly clean them and fill them up with clean, fresh water. By installing a whole-home humidifier you’ll have no messy tanks to clean and fill!

3. Lower Utility Bills

Homes that have low humidity levels will often rack up higher utility bills because the HVAC system is working in overdrive to maintain a certain temperature. A well humidified home will save you money because you won’t need to adjust your thermostat as often since the humidity levels will be controlled, stabilizing the air in the your home.

Next, let’s talk about how installing a whole-humidifier in your home can alleviate winter-related symptoms like dry skin, bloody noses and respiratory illnesses.

Humidified air can help reduce the risk of infections and help prevent germs from spreading. Ever think about how flu season is always during fall and winter? Germs spread easier in cold, dry conditions. Perfectly humidified air can help your family stay healthier in the cold winter months.

Along with keeping your family healthier in the winter months, whole-home humidifiers can alleviate and diminish pesky irritations like bloody noses and dry, itchy skin. By adding moisture into your home, you’re replacing the dry air with moist air that’ll help give you glowing skin and fewer bloody noses.

Your body isn’t the only thing that’ll notice a difference when you install a whole-home humidifier; your house plants, wallpaper, wood floors, and wood furniture will also benefit from higher humidity levels!

In addition to installing whole-home humidifiers, Cates Heating and Cooling can also install a bypass humidifier, fan powered humidifier and a steam humidifier in your home. Bypass humidifiers bypass air air through a moistened pad that releases water vapor. Fan powered humidifiers are similar to bypass humidifiers in that they push air through a moistened pad, the difference being an auxiliary 120 volt power source is required for the fan to pull and push the air. Steam humidifiers release humidity into the home through boiled water. Our team of experts will inspect your HVAC system and will recommend the best solution for your home’s unique comfort levels.

If you’ve been considering installing a humidifier in your home, contact our friendly team of experts! At Cates Heating and Cooling, we offer a FREE humidifier estimate to residents in Johnson and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas and residents in the greater Kansas City market in Missouri. Hurry to take advantage of our free estimate before the dry, cool air arrives!