For Your Health
Air that is too dry can impact your skin and nasal passages leading to irritation, discomfort or cracking and even bleeding. Properly humidified air can help reduce the spread of viruses such as the flu by up to 30%. When there is too much moisture in the air, allergies flare, asthma is adversely affected, and arthritis pain can worsen. Lastly, mold and mildew can grow in areas that hold too much moisture, including walls in the home and can lead to serious health conditions.
For Your Investments
Wood can also be impacted by dry air causing the wood to become brittle. This means your favourite antique table, expensive wood floors or kitchen cabinets may show signs of cracking, splitting or loosening before their time.