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 extends beyond ensuring you have a warm coat and gloves, too. The colder weather essentially 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 an increase in your chances of getting sick and an increase in potential shocks from static. Those two things may not cause the same level of concern, but they are both annoyances that could be prevented with the use of a humidifier.
Why does the air dry out?
The colder air changes the makeup of the air during the winter. Warmer air is able to retain more moisture, which is why it’s easy to notice dry skin or chapped lips in the winter. This can also impact the inside of your home, such as 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. There are a lot of different models and types of humidifiers to select from, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you the most control over the humidity in your home. 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 delivers the moisture more consistently and in the ultimate 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 your chance of getting shocked through static electricity.
- Foster a good environment for indoor plants to thrive. Proper humidification can help your plants live longer.
There are solutions available to make sure you don’t have to deal with the implications of dry air in the home. It’s not as difficult as you might think, so why not get started right away? Adding a humidifier to your home can keep you comfortable in the home while also increasing the chances you’ll stay healthy during the sick season. If you want to know more about adding a humidifier to your Tucker home, give ACS Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 770-450-1539 to learn more.