When the temperature drops during the winter months, it means playing in the snow, ice skating, hot chocolate and holiday cheer. But for some, it also means dry eyes, scratchy throats and getting a static shock every time you touch metal.

The dry air and dropping temperatures not only affect the people living in the house, but it can also affect the house itself. It can damage furniture, wood floors and paint, as well as make your wallpaper start to peel.

But all of these minor, albeit annoying, winter woes don’t have to be something you just put up with. Make an appointment with Blind & Sons to set up a whole-house humidifier. Indoor humidity levels should hover somewhere between 30 and 50 percent. Most humidifiers have a device called a hygrometer built in, which monitors the humidity levels.

Humidifiers bring moisture to the air to eliminate dry eyes, noses, throats and skin, and save your walls and furniture from warping, peeling and cracking. They will also be an extra added comfort should you come down with a cold or the flu, or if you suffer from seasonal allergies.

Dry air also makes the air feel colder. With a whole home humidifier, your air will feel warmer, so you won’t feel the need to turn up the heat. This will save you money on your rising winter heating bills.

Some people like certain temperatures more than others, as well as certain levels of humidity. However, people who like similar levels don’t always live in the same house. That’s why Blind & Sons also offers a variety of zoning products that help control the temperature in your home by creating separate zones. That way everyone can stay comfortable and healthy throughout the winter’s coldest months.

Sources: Achoo Allergy, LIVESTRONG