With much of the country dealing with colder than normal temperatures, comfort seems to be of high importance for most of us. Daily comfort extends beyond ensuring you have a warm coat and gloves, too. The colder weather essentially sucks the humidity out of the air, leaving you with dry air that can have a number of effects on you and your home.
Dry air is the cause of many things, including increased static and heightened risk for sickness. Those two things may not cause the same level of concern, but they are both annoyances that may 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. Warmer air is able to retain more moisture, which is the reason you often notice your skin becoming drier or having to apply more lip balm. 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?
There is more to humidification than just increasing the amount of moisture. Of course, there are a number of humidifiers to choose from, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you the best control over your home’s humidity. It is added to your existing HVAC system and adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your house. A whole-home humidifier distributes the moisture more consistently and in the greatest capacity, too, helping you and your family benefit from your ideal home comfort.
- Adding a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin.
- Keeping humidity levels in check helps to maintain your paint, furniture and flooring, avoiding additional repair costs.
- Reduce the static electricity in your home.
- Create a good environment for indoor plants to thrive. The appropriate humidification offers your plants the best chance at life and helps to ensure they last longer.
There are solutions available to make sure you don’t have to deal with the implications of dry air in the home. Proper humidification of your air is easier than you think, too, so why wait any longer? Adding a humidifier to your home can keep you comfortable in the home while also increasing the chances you’ll stay healthy during the sick season. For more information on how a humidifier can positively impact your Pflugerville home, give Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 512-355-1482 to learn more.