While humidifiers are helpful in any dry environment, they are especially useful during the cold weather season when warm, dry air is being is constantly being pumped into your home. Increasing the humidity level to a proper level can be beneficial to the structure itself. Dryness can result in cracked walls and flooring, paint chipping and peeling wallpaper.
Increasing humidity can also affect your body and health, both inside and out. Your skin, when overly dry, loses elasticity and plumpness, which can lead to increased wrinkles, fine lines and patchiness. Dry air can also lead to irritation of the sinuses as well as the throat and bronchial tubes. Increasing the moisture in the air you breathe can soothe these irritations and ease symptoms associated with colds, asthma and allergies.