Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Ensuring comfort in the wintertime demands more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep comfortable, we have to be aware of one of the most ignored aspects of colder weather: dry air. The frosty weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, instigating many problems for your family and home. Dry air adds the chances of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these potential issues 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 structure and formation of the air itself alters. The winter air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much easier in the chilly season. Our bodies aren’t the only entities that dry during the colder months – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a larger risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air.

The most efficient way to increase moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers deliver whole-home air moisture and can grant you back control of your home air. It is simple and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to begin the circulation and dispersal of dependable air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Maintaining humidity levels can lower your spending by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can lower the chance of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Inserting in a humidifier can help lessen skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can create a suitable environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can give plants the best chance at survival.

Why deal with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is a simple and effective resolution? Keep your home comfortable 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 Huntingburg, give the experts at Dearing's Service & Solutions a call at 812-200-5844.