Much of the country is facing below average temperatures right now and comfort seems to be of high importance for most of us. Daily comfort is more than making sure you have warm jackets and hats. The colder weather essentially sucks the humidity out of the air, leaving you with dry air that can have a number of effects on you and your home.
Dry air is the culprit for several issues, including everything from an increased risk for sickness to more frequent shocks from static. These differ in the level of importance, but they are both annoyances that can be prevented with the use of a humidifier.
Why does the air dry out?
The winter months bring cooler air and the drop in temperatures impacts the makeup of the air. Warmer air is able to retain more moisture, which is the reason you often notice your skin becoming drier or having to apply more lip balm. Your home can also experience the side effects of dry air—especially wood floors and furniture, potentially causing splitting and cracking, and paint is also at a higher risk of chipping.
So, what can you do?
Adding moisture isn’t the only factor when it comes to humidification in the home. Of course, there are a number of humidifiers to choose from, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you the best control over humidity levels in your house. Working in partnership with your existing HVAC system, it adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your house. A whole-home humidifier delivers the moisture more reliably and in the greatest capacity too, helping you and your family benefit from your ideal home comfort.
- Adding a humidifier can help improve skin irritations and dry skin.
- Keeping humidity levels in check can save you from having to spend money on damaged furniture, flooring and paint.
- Reduce the occurrence of shocks from static electricity in your home.
- Promote an ideal environment for indoor plants to grow. Proper humidification can help your plants live longer.
There’s no reason to have to deal with any of the side effects of dry air in the winter. Proper humidification of your air is easier than you think too, so why wait any longer? Adding a humidifier to your house can not only keep your home more comfortable, but can potentially help keep you a little healthier as all the bugs make their yearly rounds. If you want to know more about adding a humidifier to your Plover home, give Point Heating & Cooling a call at 715-504-0533 to learn more.