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Decrease the bacteria and viruses in your home with a whole-home humidifier

A whole-home humidifier provides your Central Kansas home with a long list of benefits. One of the lesser-known benefits is decreasing the amount of bacteria and viruses that can live in your air. This means keeping your family healthier this cold and flu season.

During the winter, the cold air combined with your home’s furnace running decreases the humidity level in your home. When the relative humidity (RH) is around 30%, you’ll notice symptoms like dry skin, sore throats, chapped lips, etc. In addition to these symptoms, dry air also allows for bacteria and viruses to multiply more readily.

A whole-home humidifier connects directly to your heating system and provides consistent humidified air throughout your home. These humidifiers are automatic and only require a filter change once a year. On the humidifier, you can set a relative humidity percentage and forget it. The ideal humidity for your home is somewhere between 30 – 50% dependent upon your personal preferences.

As the humidity level increases, the viability of viruses and bacteria decreases. This link is well accepted in the science community, though it isn’t well understood as to why this is the case. influenza virus, for example, survives and spreads best below 35% humidity. As the humidity increases, the virus’s ability to survive sharply declines. This means as your home’s humidity increases to the recommended range, the presence of illness-causing bacteria and viruses decrease.

A whole home humidifier is an easy solution to keep your family healthy during flu and cold season and comfortable year-round. Our humidifiers connect directly to your heating system and automatically control your home’s humidity. Upgrade to a whole home humidifier for an easy way to keep your family healthier this flu and cold season.

Comfort Pro proudly serves all of Central Kansas with locations in Russell, Great Bend and Larned. Give us a call at 1-800-937-3030 to learn more about upgrading your home to a whole-home humidifier today.

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