Much of the country is facing below average temperatures right now and comfort seems to be top of mind for many people. Daily comfort is more than making sure you have warm jackets and hats. The colder weather basically extracts the humidity out of the air, which can affect the comfort of your indoor space in several ways.
Dry air is the cause of many things, including increased static and heightened risk for sickness. Those two things may not cause the same level of concern, but they are both annoyances that may be prevented with the use of a humidifier.
Why does the air dry out?
Well, when winter comes around and the temperatures drop, the makeup of the air itself changes. Warmer air is able to retain more moisture, which you likely notice when you experience dry skin and chapped lips. 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?
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 home. A whole-home humidifier distributes the moisture more regularly and in the maximum capacity too, which will help you reach your indoor comfort.
- Adding a humidifier can help improve 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 your chance of getting shocked through static electricity.
- Create a good environment for indoor plants to thrive. The appropriate humidification offers your plants the best chance at life and helps to ensure they last longer.
There’s no reason to have to deal with any of the side effects of dry air in the winter. We’ll help show you how easy it is, so why wait? 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. For more information on how a humidifier can positively impact your Odessa home, give Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 432-237-0168 to learn more.