You do everything you can to help you and your family members breathe easy at home. You clean your ventilation system regularly, vacuum daily and run your air purifier around the clock. But despite your hard work, everyone still experiences breathing difficulties. So you need to find more ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality.

A whole-house humidifier may be the solution. While smaller models can only provide humidity for a single room, a whole-house humidifier can help balance indoor moisture levels everywhere. By dispersing filtered water vapor into the air, a humidifier moistens and rejuvenates everything it touches including the nasal passages and lungs.

The HVAC professionals at Lakeside Heating & Air Conditioning can install and maintain your home’s humidity control system as part of our commitment to improving indoor air quality. If someone in your home is suffering from dry skin, asthma or any of the other following conditions, consider investing in a whole-house humidifier! And when you’re ready for installation, call Lakeside at 303-412-8015.

Airborne Illnesses

1. Common Cold:

A whole-house humidifier can relieve a wide range of symptoms of the common cold, including a runny nose, sore throat and coughing. Your humidifier moistens the mucus stuck in your sinuses, preventing affected tissues from feeling as irritated or dry. The additional humidity also helps keep your body hydrated, which improves the body’s healing process. Remember to keep drinking water throughout the day for optimal hydration. Around 64 ounces each day is a good amount.

2. Sinusitis

Sinusitis occurs when prolonged congestion inflames the sinus tissues of your nose, ears and throat, leading to pain and swelling. However, if you add extra humidity to the air inside your home, the mucus in your sinuses will have an easier time flowing correctly. This helps to relieve pressure and leads to a faster overall recovery time.

3. Influenza (Flu)

A humidifier could make the air a little more comfortable if you have the stomach flu, but it won’t necessarily speed your recovery up by a noticeable amount. However, if you have a true case of influenza, this device could help you a great deal. Influenza causes nasal congestion, high fever and a dry cough as well as other irritating symptoms. A humidifier mitigates them all, reducing their intensity or the length of time you’ll have to deal with them.

Skin Conditions

1. Frequent Rashes

If you have a lot of skin allergies and constantly treat rashes, a humidifier could help you feel more comfortable. Rashes are defined by itching skin and a high degree of dryness, which makes the itchiness even worse. A humidifier helps prevent dryness and relieves existing skin allergy symptoms by increasing the moisture in the air, keeping skin from drying out in the first place.

2. Eczema and Rosacea

A similar principle applies to the common skin conditions eczema (also known as dermatitis) and rosacea. These two conditions are known for inflaming the skin and making it itch. Both conditions also lead to dry skin, making overall irritation even worse. Control your symptoms by adding extra humidity to the air, giving your skin the moisture it needs.

3. Psoriasis

Like rashes, allergies and dermatitis, psoriasis is a skin condition primarily known for dry and itchy skin. Other cases may result in scaly patches or the affected skin turning red or purple. A whole-house humidifier can help alleviate psoriasis symptoms, but keep in mind that a humidifier can’t cure this or similar skin conditions. You should still consult with your doctor if you want more lasting relief.

Breathing Problems or Other Symptoms

1. Asthma

This chronic condition makes breathing difficult even if you don’t have any other illnesses. Asthma leads to wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and chest tightness, and these symptoms may appear multiple times each day. If you or someone you love has chronic asthma, dry air could exacerbate their symptoms and can even contribute toward an asthma attack. Keep indoor air comfortable and moist by adding a humidifier to your HVAC system.

2. Chronic Headaches

Some people experience consistent headaches while at home. This may be because they’re dehydrated or because their sinuses become inflamed. If you are looking for an extra dose of relief, add a little extra humidity to your home’s indoor air. However, you should identify the source of your headaches first. If they don’t come from dehydration or similar problems, a humidifier might not help and you’ll continue to experience headaches.

3. Frequent Nosebleeds

Moist air will hydrate your nasal passages, helping keep all sinuses healthy and well-moisturized. As a side effect, a whole-house humidifier can also lower your risk of getting a nosebleed. While nosebleeds are not generally painful, severe cases can be frustrating to deal with and can include other symptoms. If you install a whole-house humidifier and you’re still experiencing regular nosebleeds you may have a more serious problem. It will be best to consult your doctor or other health professional.

Relieve These Symptoms with Lakeside Heating & Air Conditioning

A humidifier can help you control or overcome a wide range of health issues and their unique symptoms. If you think you could benefit from installing a whole-house humidifier with your HVAC system, talk to your local HVAC representative at Lakeside Heating & Air Conditioning. He or she can help you find the right kind of humidifier for your family’s needs.

To request a free estimate for whole-house humidifier installation, give Lakeside a call at 303-412-8015.