Soothe Dry, Irritated Skin with a Whole-House Humidifier Experiencing great health benefits, such as fewer allergy symptoms, is just one reason to invest in a whole-house humidifier. Keeping your home’s humidity level between 25 and 40 percent during the heating season can help soothe dry, irritated skin and prevent chapped lips.

Water always moves from a place of higher concentration to lower concentration. When your indoor air humidity drops because of your heating system in the winter months, water is pulled from other sources, namely your body.

More than half of our bodies are made up of water, and many of our systems are dependent on water to function properly. If you notice dry, rough spots on your skin or your hands feel very dry, that means you’re losing a lot of moisture.

When your home doesn’t have enough moisture in the air, you or your family members may experience nosebleeds, dry skin, chapped lips and sore throats. These are all symptoms of dry air and can affect how you breathe. Since a whole-house humidifier works with your heating system to ensure proper levels of humidity at all times, your symptoms will start easing up immediately.

Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing has been serving the Indianapolis and surrounding areas for more than 40 years, providing excellent service and installations to help our customers maximize home comfort. For more expert advice or to learn more about the benefits you can enjoy from a whole-house humidifier, contact us today.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Brownsburg, Indiana and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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