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Tackling Dry Air in the Winter

January 05, 2018

Much of the country is facing below average temperatures right now and 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 basically sucks the humidity out of the air, which can affect the comfort of your indoor space in several ways..

Dry air can impact a lot of things, 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 could be prevented with the use of a humidifier.

Why does the air dry out?

The winter months bring cooler air and the drop in temperatures impacts the makeup of the air. Warmer air is able to retain more moisture, 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?

Adding moisture isn’t the only factor when it comes to humidification in the home. 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 humidity levels in your house. Working in partnership with your existing HVAC system, it adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your indoor space. A whole-home humidifier delivers 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 your chance of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Create a good environment for indoor plants to grow. Proper humidification can help your plants live longer.

You don’t have to suffer because of dry air in the winter. It’s not as difficult as you might think, so why not get started right away? Adding a humidifier to your house 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 Carpentersville home, give Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc a call at 224-412-8308 to learn more.