Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Guaranteeing comfort in the colder season 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 ignored aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The frosty weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, instigating many complications for your family and home. Dry air enhances the dangers of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these possible concerns can be prevented with the use of a humidifier.

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

When temperatures decrease, the makeup and formation of the air itself alters. The chilly air has less moisture than summer air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much easier in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a higher risk of breaking 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 simple and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to start the circulation and distribution of reliable air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Upholding humidity levels can lower your spending by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can decrease the chance of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Inserting in a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can promote a suitable environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can present plants the greatest chance at survival.

Why deal with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective resolution? Keep your home snug and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Odessa, give the experts at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 432-237-0168.