Tackling Dry Air in the Winter

Air Quality

With much of the country dealing with colder than normal temperatures, comfort seems to be top of mind for many people. Daily comfort isn’t just making sure you have the proper attire to head outside. The colder weather really pulls the humidity out of the air, resulting in dry air that can have several negative implications for your household.

Dry air is the culprit for several issues, including increased static and heightened risk for sickness. These differ in the level of importance, but they are both annoyances that could be prevented with the use of a humidifier.

Why does the air dry out?

Well, when winter comes around and the temperatures drop, the makeup of the air itself changes. Cooler air isn’t able to keep in the same amount of moisture as warmer air, which is why it’s easy to notice dry skin or chapped lips in the winter. This can also impact the inside of your home, such as 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 the best 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 circulates the moisture more regularly and in the greatest capacity, too, helping you and your family benefit from your ideal home comfort.

Bonus Benefits

  • 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 occurrence of shocks from static electricity in your home.
  • Promote a proper 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. Proper humidification of your air is easier than you think, too, so why wait any longer? Adding a humidifier to your home 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 Pella home, give Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating a call at 641-628-3621 to learn more.

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