With much of the country dealing with colder than normal temperatures, comfort seems to be one of the most important topics each day. Daily comfort is more than making sure you have warm jackets and hats. The colder weather essentially extracts 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 culprit for several issues, including increased static and heightened risk for sickness. These differ in the level of importance, but they are both annoyances that can 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. Your home can also experience the side effects of dry air—especially wood floors and furniture, potentially causing splitting and cracking, and paint is also at a higher risk of chipping.
So, how do you help?
There is more to humidification than just increasing the amount of moisture. You’ll find there is a wide variety of options when it comes to humidifiers, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you optimal control over humidity levels in your house. Incorporated with your current HVAC system, it adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your home. A whole-home humidifier circulates the moisture more reliably and in the maximum capacity too, helping you and your family benefit from your ideal home comfort.
Other Benefits of a Humidifier
- Adding a humidifier can help improve skin irritations and dry skin.
- Keeping humidity levels in check can save you from having to spend money on damaged furniture, flooring and paint.
- Reduce your chance of getting shocked through static electricity.
- Promote a proper environment for indoor plants to thrive. The appropriate humidification offers your plants the best chance at life and helps to ensure they last longer.
You don’t have to suffer because of dry air in the winter. Proper humidification of your air is easier than you think too, so why wait any longer? Adding a humidifier to your indoor space 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 Bloomfield home, give Stanford Heating & Cooling a call at 812-825-8695 to learn more.