Tackling Dry Air in the Winter

January 05, 2018

Much of the country is facing below average temperatures right now and comfort seems to be one of the most important topics each day. Daily comfort isn’t just making sure you have the proper attire to head outside. The colder weather really extracts the humidity out of the air, which can affect the comfort of your indoor space in several ways..

Dry air is the cause of many things, including everything from an increased risk for sickness to more frequent shocks from static. Those two things may not cause the same level of concern, but they are both annoyances that can be prevented with the use of a humidifier.

Why does the air dry out?

The colder air changes the makeup of the air during the winter. Cooler air isn’t able to keep in the same amount of moisture as warmer air, which is why it’s easy to notice dry skin or chapped lips in the winter. This can also impact the inside of your home, such as wood floors and furniture, potentially causing splitting and cracking, and paint is also at a higher risk of chipping.

So, what can you do?

Humidification is more than just adding moisture to the air in your home. You’ll find there is a wide variety of options when it comes to humidifiers, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you the best control over the humidity in your home. 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 circulates the moisture more reliably and in the greatest capacity, too, helping you and your family benefit from your ideal home comfort.

Bonus Benefits

  • Adding a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Keeping humidity levels in check helps to maintain your paint, furniture and flooring, avoiding additional repair costs.
  • Reduce your chance of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Promote a good environment for indoor plants to grow. Proper humidification can help your plants live 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 home doesn’t just keep your household comfortable, but also helps to ensure you stay healthy during the winter season. If you want to know more about adding a humidifier to your Ellsworth home, give Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC a call at 715-318-6728 to learn more.