Much of the country is facing below average temperatures right now and 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 cause of many 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. 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?
Adding moisture isn’t the only factor when it comes to humidification in the home. 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 distributes the moisture more consistently and in the maximum capacity, too, helping you and your family benefit from your ideal home comfort.
- Adding a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin.
- Keeping humidity levels in check reduces the chances you’ll need to repair furniture, flooring or paint due to damage.
- Reduce the occurrence of shocks from static electricity in your home.
- Foster a proper environment for indoor plants to flourish. 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 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. If you have questions about how a humidifier can help your Manassas home, give Woody's Sudden Service Inc a call at 703-278-2036 to learn more.