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Is Your Heater Sucking the Moisture Out of You & Your Home?

When things start to cool down, and you turn on the heater, you may find your home feeling excessively dry.

Dry air is more than an inconvenience. It can actually affect your health and your home.

If your air isn't balanced with the proper amount of moisture, it can enable viruses to linger longer in the air, which makes them easier to spread. When you have low moisture in the air, it pulls water from your body and can also contribute to health issues such as:

  • Nose bleeds
  • Stuffy nose & congestion
  • Headaches
  • Dehydration
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Dry, burning eyes
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Sleeping difficulties (it's hard to sleep with all these symptoms!)

Your home also feels the effects of low moisture

Our bodies don't like the water-siphoning effects of low humidity, and neither do your home and your furnishings.

The air wants moisture and finds a source wherever it can. This means from the wood in your home, including doors, window frames, and hardwood floors. You will notice things creaking more, not closing properly, and structural shifts that cause gaps and even damage to your home.

It also can affect your furniture, musical instruments, books, and artwork. Items may become brittle, warped, and cracked.

And don't forget static electricity! We've all experienced the electric zap when we touch a doorknob or while folding clothes in the winter. Your kids may enjoy zapping their siblings, but you and your pets are not big fans.

Humidifiers are your new best friend for the colder months

Like our favorite from Aprilaire, humidifiers can be installed as part of your home's HVAC system to help deliver the perfect amount of comfortable and balanced, humidified air throughout your entire home.

Boost your health & comfort by adding a UV light

Mold, odors, and pathogens can live in your plenum and ducts and run rampant in your home, causing health issues such as:

  • Viral or bacterial infections
  • Allergic response to allergens
  • Asthmatic flare-ups

Proper air filtration is the first line of defense against the circulation of microbes within your HVAC system. You can eliminate these undesirable visitors and improve indoor air quality by adding ultraviolet light to your home filtration system.

We recommend adding the Germicidal UV Light by TechPure or the Air Knight IPG Air Purifier. Both work with your home's HVAC system and can fight against nasty pathogens.

Improve the quality of your life by improving the quality of your air

It can be a bit confusing trying to find the right additions to your home's HVAC system. If you want to make sure you're installing the best option for your family's health, give us a call.

We'll get you set up with the exact make and model that will make your home feel comfortable and safe all year long.

Get in touch with the expert team at Nichols & Phipps by calling (703) 670-8519 today!


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