Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Guaranteeing 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 forgotten aspects of colder weather: dry air. The frosty weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, bringing many complications for your family and home. Dry air enhances the dangers of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these potential problems can be counteracted with the use of a humidifier.

Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it?

When temperatures lower, the composition and formation of the air itself changes. The cold air has less moisture than summer air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much quicker in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only entities that dry during the winter – wood floors, furniture and paint in and near our homes have a greater risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air.

The greatest 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 existing HVAC system to begin the circulation and dispersal of consistent air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Maintaining humidity levels can save you money by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can lower the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Utilizing a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can promote a suitable environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can give plants the best chance at survival.

Why live with the side effects of dry air this winter when proper humidification is a simple and effective answer? Keep your home snug and keep your family a little healthier this winter as the flu hits. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Lawrence, give the experts at Scott Temperature a call at 785-269-0465.