Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Guaranteeing comfort in the cold winter demands more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep comfortable, we have to be conscious of one of the most overlooked aspects of colder weather: dry air. The freezing weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, causing many complications for your family and home. Dry air enhances the risk of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical issues can be prevented with the use of a humidifier.

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

When temperatures decrease, the composition and formation of the air itself alters. The winter air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much quicker 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 larger risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air.

The best way to insert moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers offer whole-home air moisture and can grant 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 reliable air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Maintaining humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can lower the likelihood 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. Amply humidified home air can present plants the best chance at survival.

Why settle with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is an easy and effective answer? Keep your home snug and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Huffman, give the pros at Air Houston Mechanical LLC a call at 832-777-1521.