Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Guaranteeing comfort in the wintertime entails more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep comfortable, we have to be aware of one of the most overlooked aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The frigid weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, bringing many complications for your family and home. Dry air adds the dangers of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these possible 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 makeup and formation of the air itself modifies. The cold air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much easier in the chilly season. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a greater risk of breaking 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 bring you back control of your home air. It is straightforward and painless to install to your current HVAC system to begin the circulation and distribution of dependable air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Upholding humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about ruined flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can reduce the possibility of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Inserting in a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can promote a suitable environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can give plants the best chance at survival.

Why deal with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is a simple and effective resolution? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu hits. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Elk River, give the professionals at Home Comfort Heating & Air a call at 763-276-0617.