Cold, frigid air is enveloping much of the country right now and comfort seems to be of high importance for most of us. Daily comfort isn’t just making sure you have the proper attire to head outside. The colder weather essentially pulls the humidity out of the air, which can affect the comfort of your indoor space in several ways..
Dry air can impact a lot of things, including an increase in your chances of getting sick and an increase in potential shocks from static. Of course, they aren’t even in the same realm of seriousness, but they are both annoyances that could 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 you likely notice when you experience dry skin and chapped lips. That dry air can also wreak havoc on wood floors and furniture, potentially causing splitting and cracking, and paint is also at a higher risk of chipping.
So, what can you do?
Adding moisture isn’t the only factor when it comes to humidification in the home. There are a lot of different models and types of humidifiers to select from, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you the best control over the humidity in your home. It is added to your existing HVAC system and adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your indoor space. A whole-home humidifier delivers the moisture more consistently and in the maximum capacity, too, so why settle for anything less than ideal comfort?
- Adding a humidifier can help improve 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 proper environment for indoor plants to thrive. Keeping your home’s air properly humidified can give plants the best space to live in, helping them live longer.
There are solutions available to make sure you don’t have to deal with the implications of dry air in the home. It’s not as difficult as you might think, so why not get started right away? Adding a humidifier to your house can not only keep your home more comfortable, but can potentially help keep you a little healthier as all the bugs make their yearly rounds. For more information on how a humidifier can positively impact your New Castle home, give Central Heating & Plumbing a call at 724-401-1843 to learn more.