Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Ensuring comfort in the cold winter entails more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep warm, we have to be aware of one of the most forgotten aspects of colder weather: dry air. The freezing weather pulls all the humidity out of the air, instigating many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air adds the chances of everything from disease to even shocks from static. All these potential problems can be prevented with the use of a humidifier.

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

When temperatures decrease, the structure and formation of the air itself modifies. The chilly air has less moisture than summer air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and dehydrated much more often in the cold weather. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the colder months – wood floors, furniture and paint in and about our homes have a higher risk of breaking and chipping in the dry air.

The most efficient way to add moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers deliver whole-home air moisture and can grant you back control of your home air. It is straightforward and painless to install to your current HVAC system to activitate the circulation and allocation of dependable air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Sustaining humidity levels can reduce costs by not having to worry about damaged flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can lower the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Inserting in a humidifier can help ease skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can create a good environment for indoor plants. Amply humidified home air can present plants the greatest chance at survival.

Why settle with the side effects of dry air this winter when proper humidification is an easy 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 insert a humidifier to your home in Monroe, give the professionals at Lanz Furnace and Fireplace a call at 608-291-3606.