Home humidification &
In cold seasons when heating systems dry the internal atmosphere the air can often drop below 40% relative humidity (RH). At this level it will draw moisture from any available source. This includes our bodies, materials such as wood and textiles, our pets and even the fabric of our home itself. This will not just leave us feeling dehydrated but can have serious implications for our health.
Illness - Common viruses, such as influenza, can’t transmit as well in moist air. Keeping a humidity level above 40%RH will significantly reduce your risk of getting infected. Your immune system is weakened in a dry environment. Therefore, introducing a humidifier in your home could mean the difference between catching a cold this winter and remaining healthy.
Skin & hair - Dryness, itchiness and dullness are common hair and skin symptoms in a dry air environment. Installing a humidifier in your home can significantly help prevent these damaging effects, and let you maintain a healthy, vibrant look.
Wood - Floors, furniture and any other wooden objects can suffer dimensional changes and eventually crack in a dry atmosphere.
Dust - Dry air allows dust and airborne pollutants to build up. Maintaining the right level of humidity in your house will bind the dust and cause it to precipitate.
Pets - Dogs and cats will suffer from dry air in the same ways as humans but pets from tropical climates, such parrots, can become very ill.