By using a trusted whole-house humidifier in your home and keeping your in-home humidity between 30%-50%, you can prevent many conditions. Whole-House Humidifiers can help manage many illnesses in drier climates.
According to a study released by the Public Library of Science, “higher humidity levels indoors can significantly reduce the infectivity of influenza virus particles released by coughing.” This study showed that environments with 23% or less humidity allowed 70%-77% of viral particles that are airborne to remain infectious. Only 14% of the same viral particles remained infectious in environments where the humidity was 43%.
Those that suffer from acute or chronic bronchitis know how awful this inflammation of the primary passageways to your lungs can feel. During drier seasons here in West Texas, it can seem like an endless problem. The upside is that it can be easily managed with proper humidity. According to Dr. Michael J. Simoff, MD, “Humidity is good for lung health.”
We’ve all asked the question, “What do we even need sinuses for?”, after living through dry spells here in the Panhandle. Truth is, your sinuses produce mucus that helps to capture harmful particles before they enter your body and cause bigger problems. When sinsuses become inflamed it creates the always present, uncomfortable nasal congestion we’ve all suffered. Mark A Zacharek, MD pointed out on EverydayHealth.com, “Humidifiers can help nasal congestion in that they provide more moisture and humidity within the nose.”
In the Amarillo area, we all know someone affected by this perilous condition because it’s so common. It’s probable that you even live with someone who suffers from it. Dry air can trigger asthma attacks by tightening airways and making it harder to breathe as we found on HealthLine.com. As you’ve likely guessed, a whole-house humidifier is a good start to helping combat this terrible condition.
ITCHY EYES, DRY SKIN, AND NOSEBLEEDS
This is THE most common condition suffered by anyone who lives here. Since the air here is usually so dry, the moisture in our bodies evaporates more quickly, leaving our eyes, skin, and nasal passages more susceptible to the elements. In Amarillo, a Whole-house humidifier is a must have for anyone who wants to live healthier.