Cold, frigid air is enveloping much of the country right now and comfort seems to be of high importance for most of us. Daily comfort is more than making sure you have warm jackets and hats. The colder weather essentially sucks the humidity out of the air, resulting in dry air that can have several negative implications for your household.
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. Warmer air is able to retain more moisture, which you likely notice when you experience dry skin and chapped lips. Your home can also experience the side effects of dry air—especially wood floors and furniture, potentially causing splitting and cracking, and paint is also at a higher risk of chipping.
So, what can you do?
Humidification is more than just adding moisture to the air in your home. Of course, there are a number of humidifiers to choose from, but adding a whole-home humidifier gives you the best control over the humidity in your home. It is added to your existing HVAC system and adds moisture directly into the heated air that is circulated throughout your home. A whole-home humidifier circulates the moisture more consistently and in the greatest capacity too, helping you and your family benefit from your ideal home comfort.
- 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 a good environment for indoor plants to thrive. The appropriate humidification offers your plants the best chance at life and helps to ensure they last 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 house can keep you comfortable in the home while also increasing the chances you’ll stay healthy during the sick season. If you have questions about how a humidifier can help your Kankakee home, give Home Furniture, Plumbing & Heating a call at 815-933-8213 to learn more.