Much of the country is facing below average temperatures right now and comfort seems to be of high importance for most of us. Daily comfort is more than making sure you have warm jackets and hats. The colder weather essentially pulls the humidity out of the air, resulting in dry air that can have several negative implications for your household.
Dry air is the cause of many things, including everything from an increased risk for sickness to more frequent shocks from static. Of course, they aren’t even in the same realm of seriousness, but they are both annoyances that may be prevented with the use of a humidifier.
Why does winter dry my air out?
Well, when winter comes around and the temperatures drop, the makeup of the air itself changes. Cold air doesn’t hold as much moisture as warm air, which is why it’s easy to notice dry skin or chapped lips in the winter. That dry air can also wreak havoc on wood floors and furniture, potentially causing splitting and cracking, and paint is also at a higher risk of chipping.
So, what should you do next?
Humidification is more than just adding moisture to the air in your home. Of course, there are a number of humidifiers to choose from, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you the best 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 house. A whole-home humidifier delivers the moisture more regularly and in the greatest capacity too, which will help you reach your indoor comfort.
Adding a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin.
Keeping humidity levels in check can save you from having to spend money on damaged furniture, flooring and paint.
Reduce the static electricity in your home.
Promote an ideal environment for indoor plants to grow. The appropriate humidification offers your plants the best chance at life and helps to ensure they last 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 not only keep your home more comfortable, but can potentially help keep you a little healthier as all the bugs make their yearly rounds. If you have questions about how a humidifier can help your Cape Coral home, give Comfort Zone, LLC a call at 239-214-0411 to learn more.