Tackling Dry Air in the Winter01/05/2018With much of the country dealing with colder than normal temperatures, comfort seems to be one of the most important topics each day. Daily comfort extends beyond ensuring you have a warm coat and gloves, too. The colder weather basically extracts the humidity out of the air, leaving you with dry air that can have a number of effects on you and your home. Dry air can impact a lot of things, including increased static and heightened risk for sickness. These differ in the level of importance, but they are both annoyances that may be prevented with the use of a humidifier. Why does the air dry out? The colder air changes the makeup of the air during the winter. 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 can you do? Adding moisture isn’t the only factor when it comes to humidification in the home. Of course, there are a number of humidifiers to choose from, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you optimal control over humidity levels in your house. Incorporated with your current HVAC system, it 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, so why settle for anything less than ideal comfort? Bonus Benefits Adding a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin. Keeping humidity levels in check helps to maintain your paint, furniture and flooring, avoiding additional repair costs. Reduce the static electricity in your home. Foster an ideal environment for indoor plants to grow. Proper humidification can help your plants live longer. There’s no reason to have to deal with any of the side effects of dry air in the winter. It’s not as difficult as you might think, so why not get started right away? Adding a humidifier to your house doesn’t just keep your household comfortable, but also helps to ensure you stay healthy during the winter season. For more information on how a humidifier can positively impact your Litchfield Park home, give Cooler Tymes LLC a call at 623-206-6770 to learn more or schedule an appointment online.