Reduce Airborne Illnesses
Germs don't fare well in moist air, so using a humidifier can reduce the risk of spreading viruses like the flu, which thrive in dry winter air. It's important to take every precaution against spreading this dangerous illness, especially if you have young children or an elderly person living in your home.
Related: 11 Ways to Flu-Proof Your Home
Save Money on Heat
Soothe Dry Skin
Protect Wood Floors and Furniture
Dry air can make wood furniture split and crack, or cause gaps in hardwood floors. Using an automatic humidifier to maintain a stable level of moisture in the air can protect your floors from damage and keep wood furniture looking its best.
No More Static Shock
Reduce Allergy and Sinus Problems
Among the many health benefits of a humidifier, increased moisture in the air can soothe sinus tissue, alleviate allergy symptoms, and reduce the risk of asthma attacks. But check your machine's settings to make sure you aren't overdoing it—too much humidity can promote the growth of mold, which can actually make these conditions worse.
Related: Allergy-Proof Your Home in 7 Steps
It may be cold outside, but keeping a few hardy houseplants can make it feel like spring all year round. While the ideal conditions for each will vary, most indoor plants thrive in moist conditions that a humidifier can create during those difficult winter months.
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