Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Guaranteeing comfort in the cold winter entails 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 forgotten aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The freezing weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, causing many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air adds the dangers of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these potential issues can be avoided with the use of a humidifier.

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

When temperatures drop, the composition and formation of the air itself changes. The cold air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much quicker in the chilly season. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and near our homes have a larger risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air.

The most efficient way to add moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers deliver whole-home air moisture and can give you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your present HVAC system to begin the circulation and distribution of dependable air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Upholding humidity levels can lower your spending by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can decrease the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Utilizing a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can create a suitable environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can provide plants the greatest chance at survival.

Why live with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is a simple and effective answer? Keep your home snug and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Montoursville, give the pros at Airmen HVAC Service a call at 570-322-3131.