Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Making certain of comfort in the wintertime requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep cozy, we have to be aware of one of the most overlooked aspects of colder weather: dry air. The frigid weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, causing many complications for your family and home. Dry air enhances the dangers of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these hypothetical issues 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 makeup and formation of the air itself alters. The cold air has less moisture than hot air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much more often in the winter. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the chilly season – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a larger risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air.

The most efficient way to add moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers offer whole-home air moisture and can bring you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your existing HVAC system to start the circulation and distribution of dependable air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Maintaining humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about broken flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can reduce the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Inserting in a humidifier can help lessen skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can foster a reliable environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can present plants the best chance at survival.

Why settle with the side effects of dry air this season when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective solution? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Bartlesville, give the pros at Farris Heating & Air a call at 918-534-8194.