In low-humidity climates like that of Denver, your skin is often crying out for moisture during even the mildest times of year. But did you know that during the cold, winter months when your furnace is constantly blowing, the air is being further stripped of precious moisture? According to www.dermalogica.com, forced air heating is one cause of dry skin as warmed-up, dry air acts like a sponge, soaking up moisture from everything it touches.
Low-humidity can cause a number of physical problems, but one of the most common and bothersome is dry skin. We’ve all experienced it, especially during the worst of the winter months: that uncomfortable, itchy, and sore feeling all over your body, often accompanied by cracked and bleeding hands and lips.
Have you ever been to a really humid place like Hawaii or any tropical island and noticed that those lines in your forehead seemed less obvious? That’s because when your skin is dry, wrinkles appear more prominent. When your skin is hydrated, age marks are less visible because your skin is plumper and fills in the lines. Not only does dry skin make you appear more aged, it WILL make your skin age faster. That’s because skin, like any other living organism, needs water to thrive. Imagine your skin like a house plant, it needs to be watered to keep it from shriveling up and going limp.
Installing a whole house humidifier in your home allows you to maintain a consistent, healthy level of humidity to combat the effects of the cold winter air and the dry heated air pushed out by your furnace. Go Green Heating and Air Conditioning in Denver are heating and air experts with a long history of installing humidifiers that work in collaboration with your central heating system.
Most heating and air conditioning companies install many brands and types of whole house humidifiers such as April Aire, Honeywell, Totaline and Carrier. Many different types of humidifiers are on the market, such as bypass humidifiers, fan powered humidifiers, and steam humidifiers. The most fitting type of whole house humidifier for your home will depend upon the overall volume of the space in your home and its air tightness.
In addition to combating the effects of dry skin, a central air humidifier is also effective in preventing other physical discomforts caused by dry air. According to Healthcentral, excessive dryness in homes or offices can inflame the sinuses resulting in sore throats, coughing, a chronic cold, bronchitis and asthma, just to name a few.
Installing a whole home humidifier is just one essential step in maintaining the moisture in your skin during the winter months. When combined with drinking plenty of fluids and consistently applying dermatologist-tested creams or lotions, you have the best chance of preventing winter humidity discomfort.
If you’ve installed a central air humidifier in your home and can personally tout the benefits, please share your experience here. Also please feel free to post any questions you may have about whole home humidifiers.