Tackling Dry Air in the Winter

January 05, 2018

With much of the country dealing with colder than normal temperatures, 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 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 can 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 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. 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. 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 consistently and in the maximum capacity, too, so why settle for anything less than ideal comfort?

Bonus Benefits

  • 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 the occurrence of shocks from static electricity in your home.
  • Foster a proper environment for indoor plants to flourish. 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. It’s not as difficult as you might think, so why not get started right away? 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 Saint Petersburg home, give Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc a call at 727-369-6195 to learn more.