During the colder months of the year, or evening the hot days of the summer when you are blasting your air conditioner, you may notice that the air in your Bunker Hill, IL home is pretty dry. Just like very humid air, dry air can also be bad for your health. It can cause eye irritation, nose irritation, and other side effects. The best solution that we would tell you to do is get a humidifier for your home. If you are unsure of what a humidifier is or the benefits of owning one, continue reading on! We will also explain how to use one correctly and pick the best one out for you and your home.

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Benefits of Using a Humidifier

There are many different humidifier benefits, but we will go ahead and name some. Humidifiers can get rid of viruses and bacteria. With there being more of this in the air that is humid or dry, the humidifier helps prevent them. They can also help with congestion problems by clearing out your nasal cavity from dryness. If you or your loved one snores, humidifiers can help dry airways that cause this issue. Humidifiers can also help with asthma and allergies, and even can add moisture to your hair and scalp if you suffer from itchiness in this area. Lastly, we recommend having a humidifier if you have young children that are in your home. This will also help with their nasal passages and keep their skin nice and moisturized.

How to choose the best one?

There are many different types of humidifiers that all have different benefits for different types of people. Each one works in a different way but the end goal for all of them is to add moisture to your home. Evaporators will blow air through a moistened filter. This is an affordable option but may have an issue with circulating dust. Having a central humidifier will be built into your Bunker Hill, IL home’s heating and cooling system. This will help levels throughout your home and not just one area. However, this is the most expensive choice of them all. Having an impeller humidifier will help expel moisture at high speeds in the form of a cool mist. This is very child friendly, but could however cause allergy irritation. One other one we know is a steam vaporizer, this is the most popular and least expensive you can find. They work by heating water and then cooling it down before pushing it through the air.

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Cons of a Humidifier

We’ve talked about the wonderful parts of a humidifier but we haven’t said much about the cons. There can be some that you will want to make sure to keep a lookout for. Humidifiers can be quite noisy if you are used to having a quiet home. Some contain boiling water and can cause burns. They are also difficult to clean due to minerals that are left behind.

With all of this being said, if you feel as though a humidifier is the best option for you, we highly recommend them! Give our team at B & W Heating & Cooling a call today with any questions you may have!