Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Guaranteeing comfort in the colder season requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep warm, we have to be aware of one of the most ignored aspects of colder weather: dry air. The frigid weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, bringing many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air increases the chances of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these possible concerns can be counteracted with the use of a humidifier.

Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it?

When temperatures lower, the composition and formation of the air itself changes. The winter air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much easier in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a higher risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air.

The best way to add moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers provide whole-home air moisture and can bring you back control of your home air. It is straightforward and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to start the circulation and dispersal of consistent air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Upholding humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can lower the chance of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Utilizing a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can create a suitable environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can present plants the best chance at survival.

Why deal with the side effects of dry air this winter when proper humidification is a simple and effective resolution? Keep your home comfy and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Genoa, give the professionals at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air a call at 847-306-8990.