Cold, frigid air is enveloping much of the country right now and comfort seems to be of high importance for most of us. Daily comfort extends beyond ensuring you have a warm coat and gloves too. The colder weather basically pulls the humidity out of the air, resulting in dry air that can have several negative implications for your household.
Dry air is the culprit for several issues, including increased static and heightened risk for sickness. These differ in the level of importance, but they are both annoyances that could be prevented with the use of a humidifier.
Why does the air dry out?
The colder air changes the makeup of the air during the winter. Cold air doesn’t hold as much moisture as warm air, 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?
Humidification is more than just adding moisture to the air in your home. There are a lot of different models and types of humidifiers to select from, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you the most control over the humidity in your home. Incorporated with your current HVAC system, it adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your indoor space. A whole-home humidifier circulates the moisture more reliably and in the maximum capacity too, helping you and your family benefit from your ideal home comfort.
- Adding a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin.
- Keeping humidity levels in check helps to maintain your paint, furniture and flooring, avoiding additional repair costs.
- Reduce the occurrence of shocks from static electricity in your home.
- Foster a good environment for indoor plants to grow. Keeping your home’s air properly humidified can give plants the best space to live in, helping them live longer.
You don’t have to suffer because of dry air in the winter. It’s not as difficult as you might think, so why not get started right away? Adding a humidifier to your home can keep you comfortable in the home while also increasing the chances you’ll stay healthy during the sick season. If you want to know more about adding a humidifier to your Wyandotte home, give Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 734-284-1224 to learn more.