With much of the country dealing with colder than normal temperatures, comfort seems to be top of mind for many people. Daily comfort extends beyond ensuring you have a warm coat and gloves too. The colder weather really pulls the humidity out of the air, resulting in dry air that can have several negative implications for your household.
Dry air is the culprit for several issues, including everything from an increased risk for sickness to more frequent shocks from static. These differ in the level of importance, but they are both annoyances that may be prevented with the use of a humidifier.
Why is my indoor air drying 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, 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 the humidity in your home. Working in partnership with your existing HVAC system, it adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your home. A whole-home humidifier delivers 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 helps to maintain your paint, furniture and flooring, avoiding additional repair costs.
- Reduce the occurrence of shocks from static electricity in your home.
- Promote a good environment for indoor plants to thrive. Proper humidification can help your plants live longer.
There’s no reason to have to deal with any of the side effects 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 doesn’t just keep your household comfortable, but also helps to ensure you stay healthy during the winter season. For more information on how a humidifier can positively impact your Croydon home, give Indoor Comfort Systems HVAC a call at 215-741-5505 to learn more.