Furnace season is almost in full force now in Omaha, but it comes at a price. When your furnace runs all day and all night, the humidity levels in your home can easily become unbalanced. If you can’t immediately tell that the air in your home is parched, here are five telltale signs to look for.
Itchy, Dry Skin
Is your skin, or your family members’ skin itchy and dryer than usual? Skin, your body’s largest organ, requires plenty of moisture to maintain its health. If you’re using moisturizer regularly, but still find you are itchy and dry, your home’s air could be too arid.
Has anyone in your family had a bloody nose lately? If they haven’t sustained a nose injury recently, or aren’t suffering from an illness, it can signal there isn’t enough moisture in the air. Skin inside your nose is thinner than most skin, and is more susceptible to imbalances of moisture.
Lingering Cough & Sore Throat
If you aren’t sick but can’t seem to kick that sore throat and cough, it could be a sign you need a whole home humidifier.
Do you seem to get shocked every time you touch the metal door handles in your home? If you didn’t just shuffle through your house with socks on, it could very well be caused by low humidity in your home. Static electricity increases when the humidity levels drop. Think of how dry hair behaves in the winter when you rub it wrong on your coat. That’s the same thing.
Wood Furniture Cracks
If you’ve been noticing changes in your furniture, it could also be due to humidity levels in your home dropping. Look for cracks and flaking in your wood furniture or floors. Wood furniture and floors also rely heavily on steady humidity levels to maintain their shape.
A whole home humidifier from Getzschman Heating & Cooling can reverse all of these problems. Our technicians can attach it directly to your furnace and your plumbing so it has a constant supply of water. This means you never have to forget about refilling it, which often happens with portable humidifiers. A whole home humidifier will deliver the optimal amount of moisture to every room in your home that has air ducts.
Call the technicians you can trust with your house keys at G-Force to talk about financing your new whole home humidifier before furnace season sucks all the moisture out of your home.