Humidification has grown to be a popular service over the past several years because research shows that proper humidity prevents the spread of infection. Through research, scientists have found that differences in temperature and humidity affect the stabilization of a virus.
Dry Air Affects Viral Spread & Immunity
According to Dr. Stephanie Taylor: “The one factor most associated with infection was (drum roll): dry air. At low relative humidity, indoor air was strongly associated with higher infection rates. “When we dry the air out, droplets and skin flakes carrying viruses and bacteria are launched into the air, traveling far and over long periods of time. The microbes that survive this launching tend to be the ones that cause healthcare-associated infections,” said Taylor. “Even worse, in addition to this increased exposure to infectious particles, the dry air also harms our natural immune barriers which protect us from infections.”
40-60% Humidity Is Ideal
Air that is not humid enough or too humid results in a virus’s ability to spread more effectively. Proper humidification plays a vital role in spreading and immunity– i.e. our ability to fight off infection.
With whole-home solutions, humidifiers and dehumidifiers connect to your HVAC system and are controlled throughout the home. You can control the humidity and temperature from the same location: your thermostat. Or if your thermostat is WIFI enabled, you can control everything from your phone.
Better Indoor Air Quality
Right now is the time to improve the air quality in your home. Humidification is just one aspect of healthy indoor air! Now is the time to contact us for a free consultation about which indoor air quality solutions are right for your family and home. Our specialists will consider your budget, family, and home size, in addition to any conditions you may have. For example, persons with allergies may qualify for insurance to cover certain products that improve quality of life.