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Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Ensuring comfort in the wintertime demands more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep cozy, we have to be conscious of one of the most ignored aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The frosty weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, bringing many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air adds the dangers of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these possible problems can be counteracted 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 modifies. The chilly air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much more often in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only entities that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a higher risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air.

The most efficient way to increase 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 straightforward and painless to install to your present HVAC system to start the circulation and dispersal 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 possibility of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Utilizing a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can create a reliable environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can present plants the greatest chance at survival.

Why settle with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is an easy and effective resolution? Keep your home comfy and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to include a humidifier to your home in Franklin, give the experts at Winters Heating and Cooling a call at 317-406-5783.