Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Making certain of comfort in the colder season requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep warm, we have to be conscious of one of the most forgotten aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The frigid weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, instigating many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air adds the dangers of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical issues can be prevented with the use of a humidifier.

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

When temperatures drop, the structure 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 dehydrated much more often in the chilly season. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a higher risk of cracking and chipping in the dry air.

The greatest way to add moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers deliver whole-home air moisture and can give you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to activitate the circulation and dispersal of consistent air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Sustaining humidity levels can save you money by not having to worry about broken flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can decrease the chance of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Utilizing a humidifier can help lessen skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can create a suitable environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can give plants the utmost chance at survival.

Why deal with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is an easy and effective solution? Keep your home snug and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to include a humidifier to your home in York, give the experts at Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 717-383-4479.