Does Running a Humidifier Make Your House Feel Warmer?

Heat and humidity go hand-in-hand, which is why during the summer months, many homeowners use their air conditioner as a dehumidifier to make the air cooler, drier, and more comfortable. During the winter, however, when the outside air is lacking heat and humidity, homeowners turn on their furnaces for the heat and their humidifiers for humidity. The big question is, however, does a humidifier really help to make your house feel warmer? The short answer is yes! Here’s what you need to know.

How a Humidifier Can Make Your House Feel Warmer
The long answer to the question “does a humidifier make your house feel warmer?” is yes; this is because the content of moisture in the air will help to make your body feel warmer and more comfortable. Humidity carries heat throughout your home and triggers the human body to evaporate less water (sweat less). This keeps your skin and hair hydrated and your body feeling warmer than if there wasn’t a humidifier in your home.

Other Benefits of Using a Humidifier
Not only does a humidifier contribute to a warmer-feeling house, but it also comes with several other benefits including:

  • Helps prevent the spread of airborne viruses
  • Helps prevent damage to wood caused by dry air
  • Prevents static
  • Prevents dry skin and hair
  • Helps prevent some allergies

Whole-Home Humidifiers
If you’re interested in installing a humidifier in your house to help keep your home feeling warmer, don’t invest in several small portable humidifiers as they’re less effective. Instead, choose to install a whole-home humidifier. A whole-home humidifier connects to your furnace and works to humidify the entirety of your home without needing refilling or constant maintenance. Enjoy a warm and comfortable home with none of the hassle when you choose to install a whole-home humidifier.

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