Tackling Dry Air in the Winter

January 05, 2018

Cold, frigid air is enveloping much of the country right now and comfort seems to be top of mind for many people. Daily comfort is more than making sure you have warm jackets and hats. The colder weather essentially pulls the humidity out of the air, resulting in dry air that can have several negative implications for your household.

Dry air is the cause of many things, including increased static and heightened risk for sickness. Of course, they aren’t even in the same realm of seriousness, but they are both annoyances that may be prevented with the use of a humidifier.

Why does the air dry out?

Well, when winter comes around and the temperatures drop, the makeup of the air itself changes. Cooler air isn’t able to keep in the same amount of moisture as warmer air, which is why it’s easy to notice dry skin or chapped lips in the winter. 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?

Humidification is more than just adding moisture to the air in your home. There are a lot of different models and types of humidifiers to select from, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you optimal 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 home. A whole-home humidifier distributes the moisture more reliably and in the ultimate capacity, too, which will help you reach your indoor comfort.

Bonus Benefits

  • 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 occurrence of shocks from static electricity in your home.
  • Create 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’s no reason to have to deal with any of the side effects of dry air in the winter. We’ll help show you how easy it is, so why wait? Adding a humidifier to your home 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. If you have questions about how a humidifier can help your Norton home, give HCE Systems Inc a call at 276-302-0076 to learn more.