If you suffer from asthma or allergies, you know how hard it is to take in a good breath of fresh air. Being able to breathe easy in your own home should be a priority for both you and your family. There are items that you can bring into the home that will help make it easy for you to breathe and live comfortably. And you don’t have to spend a fortune on them.
Ventless Gas Fireplace
Believe it or not, a ventless gas fireplace can make it easier for you to breathe in your home. A ventless gas fireplace is an alternative to the traditional fireplace. You can typically purchase these for under $1000 and they are more energy efficient than standard fireplaces. They also are a good option for individuals who have smaller homes and want to save money on energy. You can turn down the thermostat and use your ventless gas fireplace instead.
There are various different types of fireplaces. Ventless fireplaces that use gel canisters or electricity, meanwhile, are above that fray, as they don’t emit anything other than a low amount of heat. In fact, ventless fireplaces generally are just for aesthetics and supplemental space heating. Those with automatic ignition or that use gel fuel can supply a low level of room heat for short spans of time and during power outages, when electricity isn’t available. They can be extremely more energy efficient and do not take a lot of time to install which makes them a better choice over traditional fireplaces. They will not cost you a lot either, especially not over regular fireplaces.
Whole House Humidifier
If you want to breathe easier in your home you need a home humidifier. Having a humidifier that goes through your entire house has a number of benefits for both you and your family. Many viruses thrive in low-humidity environments, which can increase your likelihood of catching the flu, colds, and other respiratory ailments. And an overly dry environment can make people more susceptible to infection. Putting humidity back into your home can reduce the incidence of all these maladies.
There is nothing worse than having dry air in your home. Dry air can damage many things in a home, including wood floors, plaster, paint, furniture, artwork, electronics and musical instruments. Supplying your house evenly with the proper amount of humidity can protect your home and contents from the adverse effects of dry air.
Over-dry air can aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms and lead to dry noses, sore throats, and cracked, itchy skin. Not to mention those painful and surprising shocks you get from static electricity. Overall there are more perks to having a whole house humidifier than there are pitfalls.