Do you struggle with sickness, dry skin, or sore throats during the winter? If you do, a home humidifier may be the ticket to a healthier season. Humidifier Benefits If you haven’t used a humidifier before, this fall is the perfect time to get one. In the article on HomeAdvisor, “Home Humidifiers Balance Moisture and Save You Money,” author Matt Goering explains some of the major benefits of humidifiers:
  1. Better Health: Goering says, “Most people don’t realize it, but dry air is actually the perfect breeding ground for many viruses that cause flu and cold symptoms. This factor is one of the primary reasons cold and flu seasons start about the same time that everyone’s furnace starts working overtime.” Help fight viruses in your home by keeping moisture in the air.
  2. More Warmth: Did you know that humid air feels warmer than dry air? That explains why a 90-degree summer day with high humidity feels so much more unbearable than a 90-degree day with low humidity. Goering suggests that having some humidity in your home will make the air feel warmer, and then you’ll run the heating less.
  3. Safer Conditions: A lack of humidity doesn’t only affect you; it also affects your possessions. Dry air can cause wallpaper to peel, wood furniture to crack, and several other costly ramifications.
Assessing Your Humidity The ideal indoor humidity is between 35 and 50 percent. Before winter comes, I suggest buying a hygrometer (you can get them cheaply online or at a home supply store) and measuring your humidity. Keep in mind that your home’s humidity will continue to drop as you use your heater. If you’re ready for a healthier winter, Abner Boiler & Heating Company can install a whole-house humidifier. Located in Madison, WI, we serve Sun Prairie, Stoughton, Fitchburg, and the surrounding areas. We also specialize in heating and cooling, furnace repair and servicing, and more. Contact us at (608) 274-3077 to make an appointment today or visit for more information. We look forward to serving you and your family.