Your skin is your largest organ, and to protect its health, you need the right products and habits. You also need good air quality with minimal pollutants and the right humidity levels. Our team at Bernard Heating & Cooling understands the importance of having the best air quality in your home for your overall health and skin.
Understand How Humidity Impacts the Skin
Low humidity levels can quickly dry your skin out, leaving it feeling itchy and tight. In some cases, it can become so dry that it cracks and breaks down. When your skin is cracked or broken due to dryness, the risk of infection skyrockets, making low humidity levels a real health concern. On top of skin issues, air that’s too dry can also dry out your throat and nasal passages, triggering coughing, bloody noses, and general inflammation and discomfort.
Humidity levels below 10% are the worst for your outer layers of skin. Ideal humidity levels for healthy skin are around 70%, but this may be too humid for most people. You can maintain a balance between healthy skin and comfortable humidity levels by keeping your humidity levels between 30 and 50%. Your skin will have a healthy environment that you can enhance through diet, exercise, and ample hydration.
Have Humidity Levels Checked
If you are concerned about the humidity level in your home, the first thing you need to do is have it measured. This gives you the information you need to determine how you can most effectively achieve your desired humidity levels. The most effective way to test the humidity in your home is by using a specialized device called a hygrometer.
Humidity levels that remain within the proper range can help you well beyond improving your skin health. You may find that you sleep better and feel more energized when you’re awake because your body is no longer trying to fight surface dehydration. If you add in staying hydrated by drinking water, your body can truly function optimally.
Consider a Whole-House Humidifier
You have a few options for humidifiers to increase the humidity in your home. The ideal option is a central humidifier that works throughout the entire home. These are built into your home’s climate control system and infuse the air with essential humidity while offering optimal control of the humidity levels. You won’t have to worry about adding water to the unit because it is connected directly to your water supply.
You may want more humidity in specific rooms. Using smaller humidifiers in those particular rooms is the best way to address this issue. Single-room humidifiers won’t necessarily offer the same level of control as central humidifiers, but they are suitable for short-term use or for use in only that location. This can be a good option for people who are ill or suffering specific health issues exacerbated by low humidity levels, such as eczema or allergies.
Add an Air Filter
A humidifier is only one component of healthy indoor air. Consider having an air filter installed to improve the air quality further. This can help remove contaminants, including allergens, mold, and mildew.
Like a humidifier, air filters are available in various styles, including filters made for one room and whole-house filters. A professionally installed central air filter helps ensure your home has high-quality air in every room.
Impurities in the air can cause significant skin issues that go far beyond just dry skin. Redness and skin irritation are possible. Poor air quality can also aggravate skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Ultimately, this can help you to feel and look your best.
Contact Us at Bernard Heating & Cooling for a Central Humidifier
You don’t have to live with poor air quality in your home in Hudson. Our professionals at Bernard Heating & Cooling are here to install a central humidifier in your home to enhance the air quality. Once we install the humidifier, we can also handle the unit’s maintenance and any necessary repairs. Our team will discuss these with you to ensure you know exactly what you need to do. We also offer heating and air conditioning services as well as water heater replacement and maintenance. Contact us today to schedule an appointment right away.