Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Ensuring comfort in the cold winter 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 ignored aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The frigid weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, causing many problems for your family and home. Dry air adds the risk of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these possible concerns can be prevented 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 winter air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much quicker in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only entities that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a greater risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air.

The most efficient way to increase moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers provide whole-home air moisture and can grant you back control of your home air. It is straightforward and painless to install to your current HVAC system to start the circulation and dispersal of reliable air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Maintaining humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about broken flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can reduce the possibility of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Adding a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can create a good environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can give plants the greatest chance at survival.

Why live with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is an easy and effective resolution? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu hits. Learn more about how to include a humidifier to your home in Booneville, give the experts at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC a call at 662-269-8716.