With much of the country putting up with colder-than-normal temperatures, comfort continues to be one of the most important topics each day. Daily comfort spreads beyond ensuring you have a warm coat and gloves too. The colder weather essentially sucks the humidity out of the air, leaving you with dry air that can have several effects on you and your home.
Dry air is the source of many things, including everything from an increased risk for sickness to more frequent shocks from static. Of course, they aren’t even in the same realm of seriousness, but they are both annoyances that can be prevented by using a humidifier.
Why does the air dry out?
Well, when winter rears its head and the temperatures drop, the components of the air itself change. Cold air doesn’t hold as much moisture as warm air, which is why it’s easy to notice dry skin or chapped lips in the winter. That dry air can also be hard on wood floors and furniture, potentially triggering splitting and cracking, while the paint is also at a greater risk of chipping.
So, what can you do?
Humidification is more than just adding moisture to the air in your home. Of course, there are several humidifiers to choose from as well but adding a whole-home humidifier offers you the best and most control over the humidity in your home. It is added to your existing HVAC system and adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your home. A whole-home humidifier distributes the moisture more consistently and at the highest capacity too, so why settle for anything less than ideal comfort?
- Adding a humidifier can help quickly and easily alleviate skin irritations and dry skin.
- Keeping humidity levels lower can save you from having to spend money on damaged furniture, flooring, and paint.
- Lessen your chance of getting shocked through static electricity.
- Foster a good environment for indoor plants to prosper. Keeping your home’s air properly humidified can give plants the ideal environment to live in, helping them live longer.
There’s no reason to have to endure 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 home can not only keep your home more comfortable but could potentially help keep you healthier as all of the bugs make their yearly rounds. If you want to know more about adding a humidifier to your Huffman home, give Air Houston Mechanical LLC a call at (832) 957-9332 to learn more.