Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Guaranteeing comfort in the colder season demands more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep comfortable, we have to be conscious of one of the most forgotten aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The frosty weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, bringing many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air enhances the dangers of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these possible problems can be avoided with the use of a humidifier.

Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it?

When temperatures drop, the composition and formation of the air itself modifies. The chilly air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much quicker in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only entities that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a larger risk of cracking and chipping in the dry air.

The most efficient way to insert moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers offer whole-home air moisture and can bring you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to start the circulation and allocation of dependable air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Maintaining humidity levels can lower your spending by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can lower the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Utilizing a humidifier can help lessen skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can promote a good environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can give plants the greatest chance at survival.

Why settle with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is a simple and effective solution? Keep your home snug and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to include a humidifier to your home in Carpentersville, give the experts at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc a call at 224-412-8308.