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 mindful of one of the most overlooked aspects of colder weather: dry air. The frosty weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, bringing many problems for your family and home. Dry air enhances the chances of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these potential issues can be prevented 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 chilly air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much easier in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and near our homes have a greater risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air.

The most efficient way to add moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers provide whole-home air moisture and can give you back control of your home air. It is simple and painless to install to your current HVAC system to activitate the circulation and allocation of consistent air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Sustaining humidity levels can save you money by not having to worry about ruined flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can reduce the possibility of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Adding a humidifier can help lessen skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can create a suitable environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can give plants the best chance at survival.

Why deal with the side effects of dry air this season 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 insert a humidifier to your home in Circleville, give the pros at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc a call at 740-474-5940.