Health Benefits of a Humidifier

The human body is 90 percent water at birth. The water content in the body of a grown-up person decreases to where for men it should be around 55 percent and for women 51 percent. Because of this it is important to stay hydrated – for example by drinking plenty of water. Another way to ensure a healthy moisture level is through humidity in the air.

At Just in Time Furnace, we understand the health benefits of dispersing moisture back into the air and carry a wide range of humidifiers built to increase the indoor air quality and humidity throughout your entire home or business. 


Humidity refers to the amount of atmospheric water vapor, and humidifiers are devices that increase it. Indoor humidity levels should ideally remain between 30 and 50 percent, according to MayoClinic.com. Humidifiers are generally more necessary during the winter when atmospheric humidity levels are low and heating systems, which dry air out, are in use, but their benefits can be enjoyed year round. Humidifiers offer a number of benefits.

Humidifiers treat dry skin, itchiness, and chapped lips during winter months. The indoor humidity levels of furnace-heated air can drop to 10 percent or less and exacerbate symptoms of eczema, Psoriasis, thyroid disorders, topical medications for acne, and cosmetic products can also cause dry skin that can be eased with a humidifier.

Humidifiers benefit people with a cold, flu, or allergies by soothing dryness, irritation, or itchiness in the nose, nasal passages, sinuses, mouth, throat, and eyes. They help prevent nose bleeds in those prone to them when their nose is dried out. Adding humidity to the air is generally good for sinus health – especially if you are regularly suffering from congestion and sinusitis. For people with bad allergies, there are humidifiers that are specially designed to purify the air as well.

Children and adults with asthma often find humidifiers help their breathing, especially when the condition is compounded by a respiratory infection – check with your doctor first to ensure that this is the right approach for you.

Besides health benefits, humidifiers reduce static electricity in the air. In addition, they can help preserve a room’s appearance by slowing the peeling of wallpaper and preventing cracks in paint and furniture. However, humidifiers must be kept clean to keep the air free of pathogens, allergens, and asthma irritants such as mold or mildew.

Humidifiers in Calgary
If you’re looking for a humidifier in Calgary, contact Just in Time Furnace Inc today at 403-333-6666 to request a free quote on the various models from GeneralAire® and Honeywell that we have in stock.

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