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Beat Spring Allergies with a Whole-House Humidifier

Topics: Home Humidifier, Spring Allergies

You want your home to be a place where you can relax and breathe easy, but when spring allergies hit, no place can feel comfortable. That’s why you need a whole-house humidifier.

Using a whole-house humidifier is one of the best ways to find spring allergy relief. The changing of the seasons is a common time for non-stop sneezing, congestion, and sniffling, and dry air doesn’t help. That’s where a humidifier comes in.

First, let’s look at what causes spring allergies. Your nose works best when it’s moist. According to Vicks, “Inside the nasal passages, cillia (microscopic cellular strands) and mucous traps and removes dust, pollen and pathogens as they move through the nasal passages.  This is called the ‘nasal mucosa’ and it requires humidity and moisture to work effectively.”

If the humidity drops too low, the cilia stop “sweeping” and allows pollen in. If you’re living in a dry environment, the air can actually damage the cilia and lead to complications, like sinusitis. So, having enough humidity in your home is the first line of spring allergy defense.

If you’re selecting a humidifier, one of the best kinds is a whole-house humidifier. It works with your existing HVAC system to add humidity back to your indoor air. If dry winter air is still in your home, it can make blowing your nose or coughing all the more painful. A whole-home humidifier will add moisture back into your air, so you can breathe normally again.

Did you know:

  • A humidifier can create a more comfortable environment so you’re less susceptible to congestion?
  • If you suffer from dry or sensitive skin, having more humidity in your home can help ease the symptoms?
  • The American Academy of Allergy, Ashthma, and Immunology recommends humidifiers for treating sinusitis because the steamed air can help relieve nasal congestion?

Be careful of adding in too much humidity. Experts recommend keeping your home’s humidity between 30 to 50 per cent. If the humidity rises above 50 per cent, you could be inviting mould and bacteria to grow in your home.

Whether you suffer from spring allergies, or allergies year-round, a whole-house humidifier is your best line of defense and has many other benefits.

HomeBridge Canada is your source for whole-house humidifiers in Barrie, Orillia, Innisfil, Midland, Coldwater, Bradford, Horseshoe Valley, Alliston, and more.

Contact us today: call 1-866-876-9986 or visit www.homebridgecanada.com.