Much of the country is facing below average temperatures right now and comfort seems to be one of the most important topics each day. Daily comfort isn’t just making sure you have the proper attire to head outside. The colder weather essentially sucks the humidity out of the air, resulting in dry air that can have several negative implications for your household.
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 can 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. Cold air doesn’t hold as much moisture as warm air, which you likely notice when you experience dry skin and chapped lips. That dry air can also wreak havoc on wood floors and furniture, potentially causing splitting and cracking, and paint is also at a higher risk of chipping.
So, what can you do?
Humidification is more than just adding moisture to the air in your home. You’ll find there is a wide variety of options when it comes to humidifiers, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you optimal control over humidity levels in your house. It is added to your existing HVAC system and adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your indoor space. A whole-home humidifier distributes the moisture more regularly and in the ultimate capacity, too, helping you and your family benefit from your ideal home comfort.
- Adding a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin.
- Keeping humidity levels in check helps to maintain your paint, furniture and flooring, avoiding additional repair costs.
- Reduce the occurrence of shocks from static electricity in your home.
- Create a good environment for indoor plants to flourish. Keeping your home’s air properly humidified can give plants the best space to live in, helping them live longer.
There are solutions available to make sure you don’t have to deal with the implications of dry air in the home. Proper humidification of your air is easier than you think, too, so why wait any longer? 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. If you have questions about how a humidifier can help your West Columbia home, give Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. a call at 803-265-4208 to learn more.