Humidification in the Winter

Air Quality

Making certain of comfort in the wintertime entails 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 overlooked aspects of chilly weather: dry air. The frigid weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, bringing many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air increases the chances of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these possible problems can be prevented 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 alters. The cold air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much easier in the chilly season. Our bodies aren’t the only things that dry during the colder months – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a greater risk of splitting and chipping in the dry air.

The most efficient way to insert moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers provide whole-home air moisture and can give you back control of your home air. It is simple and painless to install to your present HVAC system to start the circulation and allocation of reliable air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Sustaining humidity levels can lower your spending by not having to worry about ruined flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can decrease the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Utilizing a humidifier can help alleviate skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can create a good environment for indoor plants. Properly humidified home air can give plants the utmost chance at survival.

Why settle with the side effects of dry air this winter when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective resolution? Keep your home comfy and keep your family in good health this winter as the flu hits. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Pella, give the professionals at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating a call at 641-628-3621.

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