Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Guaranteeing comfort in the colder season demands more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep warm, we have to be aware of one of the most overlooked aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The frosty weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, causing many complications for your family and home. Dry air increases the dangers of everything from sickness 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 lower, the structure and formation of the air itself changes. The chilly air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much more often in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the winter – 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 increase moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers provide 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 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 lower the chance of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Inserting in a humidifier can help lessen skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can foster a suitable environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can present plants the best chance at survival.

Why live with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is a simple and effective resolution? Keep your home snug and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to include a humidifier to your home in Holdrege, give the professionals at Durable Service a call at 308-995-8177.