Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Making certain of comfort in the colder season requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep comfortable, we have to be mindful of one of the most ignored aspects of colder weather: dry air. The frigid weather sucks all the humidity out of the air, causing many problems for your family and home. Dry air enhances the risk of everything from illness to even shocks from static. All these potential issues can be counteracted 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 cold air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much more often in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a greater risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air.

The greatest way to add 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 easy and painless to install to your current HVAC system to start the circulation and distribution of consistent air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Sustaining humidity levels can reduce costs 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 alleviate skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can foster a reliable environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can present plants the greatest chance at survival.

Why live with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective answer? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to insert a humidifier to your home in Safford, give the professionals at B&D Air Conditioning a call at 928-432-6018.