Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Making certain of comfort in the cold winter requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep warm, we have to be mindful of one of the most ignored aspects of cooler weather: dry air. The freezing weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, instigating many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air increases the risk of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these potential concerns can be avoided with the use of a humidifier.

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

When temperatures drop, the composition and formation of the air itself changes. 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 entities that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and near our homes have a larger risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air.

The best way to insert moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers offer whole-home air moisture and can grant you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your current HVAC system to activitate the circulation and distribution of reliable air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Maintaining humidity levels can save you money by not having to worry about ruined flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can lower the chance of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Utilizing a humidifier can help lessen skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can create a reliable environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can present plants the greatest chance at survival.

Why settle with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is an easy and effective answer? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu hits. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Moline, give the professionals at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 309-323-9584.