Much of the country is facing below average temperatures right now and comfort seems to be top of mind for many people. Daily comfort is more than making sure you have warm jackets and hats. The colder weather essentially extracts 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 can impact a lot of things, 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 could be prevented with the use of a humidifier.
Why does the air dry out?
Well, when winter comes around and the temperatures drop, the makeup of the air itself changes. Warmer air is able to retain more moisture, which you likely notice when you experience dry skin and chapped lips. That dry air can also wreak havoc on wood floors and furniture, potentially causing splitting and cracking, and paint is also at a higher risk of chipping.
So, what can you do?
There is more to humidification than just increasing the amount of moisture. Of course, there are a number of humidifiers to choose from, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you optimal 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 distributes the moisture more consistently and in the greatest capacity too, which will help you reach your indoor comfort.
- Adding a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin.
- Keeping humidity levels in check reduces the chances you’ll need to repair furniture, flooring or paint due to damage.
- Reduce the occurrence of shocks from static electricity in your home.
- Create a proper environment for indoor plants to flourish. The appropriate humidification offers your plants the best chance at life and helps to ensure they last 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 keep you comfortable in the home while also increasing the chances you’ll stay healthy during the sick season. If you have questions about how a humidifier can help your Fredericksburg home, give Childress Heating & AC a call at 540-675-4306 to learn more.