Ensuring comfort in the wintertime requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep cozy, we have to be aware of one of the most overlooked aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The frosty weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, bringing many complications for your family and home. Dry air enhances the risk of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these possible problems can be counteracted 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 changes. The chilly air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much quicker in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the winter – 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 increase moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers offer whole-home air moisture and can give you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your current HVAC system to activitate the circulation and distribution of consistent air.
Added benefits with humidifiers
- Sustaining humidity levels can lower your spending by not having to worry about broken flooring, furniture or paint.
- It can lower the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity.
- Adding a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin.
- Humidifiers can promote a reliable environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can provide plants the greatest chance at survival.
Why live with the side effects of dry air this winter when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective answer? Keep your home comfy 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 Crystal and Twin Cities, give the professionals at GV Heating & Air a call at 763-535-2000.