Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Ensuring 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 mindful of one of the most ignored aspects of colder weather: dry air. The freezing weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, bringing many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air enhances the risk of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical problems can be avoided with the use of a humidifier.

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

When temperatures decrease, the composition and formation of the air itself alters. The winter air has less moisture than summer air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dry much easier in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and near our homes have a higher risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air.

The best way to insert moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers provide whole-home air moisture and can grant you back control of your home air. It is simple and painless to install to your current HVAC system to begin the circulation and allocation of dependable air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Maintaining humidity levels can reduce costs 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 ease skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can promote a reliable environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can provide plants the utmost chance at survival.

Why deal with the side effects of dry air this winter when proper humidification is an easy and effective answer? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu makes its rounds. Learn more about how to include a humidifier to your home in Marshalltown, give the pros at B & G HVAC a call at 641-323-1210.